LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 24, 2020–
Tonight’s “ A Very Special G4 Holiday Reunion Special,” broadcast on YouTube Live delivered big laughs, brought viewers back through many of the network’s most memorable moments, and introduced G4’s very first on-air talent announcement of WWE Superstar Xavier Woods. The special also kicked off Gravython, G4’s multiday charity drive, raising funds for a variety of community partners.
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WWE Superstar Xavier Woods becomes first to join cast of G4. (Photo: Business Wire)
G4, the famed gaming network, previously lived on cable television from 2002-2014 and is poised to return in 2021 on multiple digital and linear platforms. Notable firsts featured within tonight’s G4 Reunion special include:
- It was the first time in a decade that former cast members Olivia Munn, Kevin Pereira, Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, Kristin Adams, Blair Herter and more collaborated together.
- It was the first show produced by G4’s newly assembled content team – a blend of new creators and showrunners behind original G4 hits like Attack of the Show and X-Play.
- It was the first G4 charity partnership with S-tier gaming entertainers including DrLupo, Chica and Mari Takahashi.
Just one example of G4’s community-driven approach is the appointment of Xavier Woods, also known as Austin Creed. He officially joined the network after a heroic appearance in the reunion special and a fan-driven #Creed4G4 Twitter Campaign which generated millions of views and couldn’t be ignored.
Xavier Woods’ appointment was announced by Kevin Sabbe, Head of Content, G4. “We could not be happier to welcome Xavier to the family and introduce the first member of G4’s new cast,” said Sabbe. “The list of on-air talent with advanced degrees in psychology, unbridled passion for video games and multiple WWE Tag Team Championships is not long. We loved Xavier’s creative #Creed4G4 campaign and cannot wait to showcase his many talents throughout G4’s developing slate of programming. Xavier stands as a fantastic first representative of an exciting and diverse team that we are assembling for G4 and will be introducing in the coming weeks and months.”
As part of WWE’s The New Day, Woods is a three-time and longest reigning Raw Tag Team Champion, and a record seven-time SmackDown Tag Team Champion. He has also hosted WWE’s pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania, and created his own popular YouTube gaming channel, UpUpDownDown, which has more than two million subscribers and recently took home Esports Content Creator Of The Year honors at Esports Awards 2020.
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