Renee Young is about to make history in WWE as the first female to ever co-host an episode of Monday Night Raw.
With Jonathan Coachman away on another obligation, WWE has announced Young will serve as a guest commentator for the final episode of Raw leading into SummerSlam. She should be nice and warmed up considering she's been actively part of the announce crew for the now-filming Mae Young Classic alongside Beth Phoenix.
Young won't just be covering one match, she'll be with Michael Cole and Corey Graves for the entire three-hour broadcast. Cole said of the news, "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," Cole told ESPN. Cole was the person who gave Young the news.
In the past, Young hasn't always been keen on the idea of being a broadcast announcer for WWE. She'd filled in on NXT and always contended she was never very good at it. Her bread and butter was hosting shows like Talking Smack or the Kick-off shows for pay-per-views. But, this time, Young is a bit more eager. After all, this is Monday Night Raw. She said, "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."
With WWE really pushing the females on the roster with new matches, main events and recently, the announcement of their own women's only pay-per-view, it makes a lot of sense that Young would get the call in Coach's absence. Chances are, it will lead to Young being involved in the announcing of the Evolution event happening for WWE in October.
Young has contended with the cancellations of her backstage and WWE Network shows that she's been looking for more responsibility from WWE. She likes to be busy. This Monday, Young will certainly get the chance to show she's worth listening to.