Canadian Sports Broadcaster Renee Young will create history on August 13 when she will become the first woman ever to act as a commentator for a full episode of Monday Night Raw. WWE announced that she will serve as guest commentator for Monday’s Raw from Greensboro, NC, the final Raw before SummerSlam.
Renee will substitute for Jonathan Coachman for next week’s episode as Coach will be out fulfilling another obligation. Renee will be a part of the broadcast team for all three hours of Raw along with Michael Cole and Corey Graves. Renee Young recently recorded her second day of commentary for the Mae Young Classic in Orlando alongside Beth Phoenix as part of the first WWE commentary team with two women. Now she’s set to make more history for the coming Monday night.
Speaking to reporters, Renee shared her excitement about this opportunity. She said, “When Michael told me, I was like, ‘This Monday?! What are you talking about?!’ I am so excited for this opportunity. To be sitting with Cole, who has been such a great champion of mine since I’ve been working for WWE, it’s going to be really cool.”
Michael Cole also spoke to ESPN. Talking about Renee, he said that she has broken barriers and is doing things which were never dreamt of.
“I believe this is the first time ever that we have had a woman in the booth for an entire episode of Monday Night RAW. Renee has broken barriers all over the place.”
He said, “She’s reaching out and doing things that would have never been dreamed of 10 years ago.”
Renee has hosted WWE pay-per-view kickoff shows. She was the primary anchor for post-pay-per-view shows “Talking Smack” and “Raw Talk”. Along with that, she is a regular interviewer on WWE shows.
A lot of people took to congratulate Renee for her feat:
And secondly. #raw will be absolutely incredible Monday Night with @ReneeYoungWWE joining me and @WWEGraves! Renee is true trailblazer and about to do something that has never been done before! This is gonna be fun! https://t.co/7o1DmTz5wv
— Michael Cole (@MichaelCole) August 9, 2018
I am absolutely thrilled for @ReneeYoungWWE who has EARNED this opportunity. No one takes lightly the honor of sitting in those chairs every Monday night and I can’t wait to hear the different dynamic in Greensboro. https://t.co/uGQbppYyTa
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) August 9, 2018
I applaud @WWE for the decision to have @ReneeYoungWWE sit in this coming Monday as a guest commentator on #RAW. The entire program has just been handed an instant upgrade. Bravo! A most worthy recipient of this extraordinary opportunity! https://t.co/ct3xOXt6IO
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) August 9, 2018
This is truly awesome @ReneeYoungWWE and you deserve it!!!! You’re awesome at what you do!!!! So proud of you🙌💜 pic.twitter.com/LRpZLvv5fz
— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) August 9, 2018
Congrats to @ReneeYoungWWE on this wonderful achievement-commentary on @WWE Raw! Well deserved and I am so happy for you!!!! You deserve this and will do an outstanding job! Can’t wait to watch and listen. https://t.co/SQA4dC0aei
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) August 9, 2018
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) August 9, 2018
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