WWE has hired Kevin Egan, a Dublin-born, Atlanta-based sports broadcaster for several key roles at their weekly Monday tapings.
Egan has experience calling soccer and hosting studio shows for CNN International, beIN and Fox Sports. In WWE, he’ll go by “Kevin Patrick”, and anchor Raw Talk, where he’ll presumably replace current host Charly Caruso. He’ll also be a backstage correspondent on Raw, and do play-by-play on Main Event.
Here’s the official announcement:
Kevin Patrick is set to join WWE as a backstage correspondent for Monday Night Raw, play-by-play commentator for WWE Main Event and as the host of Raw Talk.
“I’m beyond thrilled to join WWE,” said Patrick. “I’ve always been blown away by the incredible charisma and athleticism of the WWE Superstars, and I’m excited at the opportunity to help tell their stories.”
As a studio host, play-by-play commentator and reporter, Patrick has been fortunate to travel the world combining his love of sports, broadcasting and entertainment. You’ll currently find him broadcasting for CNN International and Atlanta United matches on FOX Sports, as well as hosting for SiriusXM FC.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Patrick started his career in the entertainment industry with RTE, Ireland’s National Broadcaster, where he worked on world-class soccer events and the 2004 Olympics. In 2009, he moved to the United States and joined Big Ten Network. In 2012, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club hired him as a television commentator and analyst until 2015, where he moved to Miami to join beIN SPORTS as a studio presenter and match commentator. While there, he hosted beIN SPORTS’ live coverage of El Clasico from both Madrid and Barcelona, as well as fronting beIN’s exclusive coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup Qualifiers. Patrick moved to Atlanta in 2019 to continue his work with Atlanta United as well as to join CNN International and Sirius XM.
We’d heard WWE was trying out some new voices recently. No word on if this is the only hire they’ll be making, or what this means for Caruso’s status (working under her real surname Arnoldt, Charly’s been a more and more prominent face on ESPN lately).
Check out a sample of Egan, er, I mean Patrick’s vocal stylings, and let us know what you think.