Do WWE Commentators Know Who Is Going To Win?

WWE doesn’t inform its commentators and announcers about the outcome of matches. However, there are a few exceptions where WWE tells the commentators in advance who is going to win and who is going to lose, but this occurs exclusively in big PPVs.

Many WWE employees reported that a few members of the creative team were aware of the outcome of the Brock Lesnar Vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania 30

Undertaker Versus Brock Lesnar in WrestleMania 30
Undertaker Versus Brock Lesnar in WrestleMania 30

Jerry “The King” Lawler and Jim Ross never knew the outcome of matches, which would explain why Jim Ross was going crazy over Steve Austin winning the ’98 Rumble

Steve Austin winning Royal Rumble 1998
Steve Austin winning Royal Rumble 1998


If there are major suprises in the event, WWE informs the announcers in advance.

Major spots

A spot in professional wrestling is a pre-planned move or series of moves.

Each match has spots, but in some matches, there are major spots that the commentators have to be aware of.

If the event is big and there is a championship on the line, WWE makes sure that the announcers know about the major spots in advance.

Announcers don’t like to know the outcome

WWE announcers have been very vocal about that on different podcasts, they simply don’t like to know the outcome.


When WWE commentators don’t know the outcome, their reaction is genuine.

After all, commentators are fans too, they love the thrill of a match and they want to be surprised too.

Commentators are very skillful on the microphone, all WWE has to do is to put a good match in front of them and they will improvise and know what to say.

Watch these amazing genuine reactions of WWE commentator Mauro Ranallo

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