WWE announces new partnership with NextVR, New Mixed Match Challenge team set

WWE announces new partnership with NextVR

WWE announced a partnership with NextVR to bring new WWE-based virtual reality content to the company’s app service for free.

You can check out the full press release below.

NEXTVR AND WWE® BRING FANS CLOSER TO THE ACTION WITH VIRTUAL REALITY

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., AND Stamford, Conn. – January 9, 2018 – NextVR, the leader in broadcasting live events in virtual reality, and WWE today announced a new partnership to bring fans unique WWE experiences in virtual reality, featuring highlights from select 2018 WWE special events.

The virtual reality experiences will be approximately 10 minutes in length and available for free to fans globally on a new WWE channel within the NextVR app following each event. The content will provide fans with a completely new experience, featuring highlights from WWE’s biggest events including the excitement of the fans, athleticism of WWE’s larger-than-life Superstars, pivotal moments, epic showdowns and surprise appearances, giving them the opportunity to see the action as if they were there live.

“WWE is amazing in VR, and we know fans are going to love it,” said David Cole, NextVR CEO. “Our patented VR broadcasting pipeline will bring fans ringside with WWE Superstars to experience the electrifying energy and spectacle firsthand.”

“We are always looking to create compelling content across platforms, and we are excited to partner with NextVR to bring our fans closer to the action than ever before,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “As the technology behind virtual reality continues to evolve, this is a unique opportunity for us to partner with NextVR, a leader in this space, to provide new experiences to our passionate fans around the world.”

For each production, NextVR will work alongside WWE’s award-winning TV and production team to position NextVR’s custom virtual reality cameras throughout each event to capture the most immersive views of WWE action.

Fans with a Samsung GearVR headset or Google Daydream View, along with a compatible smartphone, PlayStation VR, or Windows Mixed Reality can download the free NextVR app from the corresponding platform store to access the free highlights.

New Mixed Match Challenge team set

Sami Zayn and Becky Lynch have been announced as the next team that will be part of the WWE Mixed Match Challenge show premiering next Tuesday on Facebook Watch.

The updated teams are as follows:

* Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss
* Bobby Roode and Charlotte Flair
* Finn Balor and Sasha Banks
* Rusev and Lana
* Jimmy Uso and Naomi
* Apollo Crews and Nia Jax
* The Miz and Asuka
* Goldust and Alicia Fox
* Elias and Bayley
* Shinsuke Nakamura and Natalya
* Sami Zayn and Becky Lynch