Renee Young is now a permanent member of the Raw announce team making her the first female to do so in WWE history.
Wrestling announce teams have been a hot topic of conversation not just recently but basically for as long as they have existed. What's the perfect number of people to have in a booth? Most fans think two while WWE clearly believes it to be three. That's a hard argument to make when you consider the success of the company's most popular announcers, Jim Ross and Jerry 'The King' Lawler.
Nevertheless, every WWE show currently has three announcers calling the action whether it be Raw, NXT, or even the Mae Young Classic. Speaking of which, Renee Young and Beth Phoenix's presence on the tournament's announce team has made it the first WWE show to ever have two female announcers.
Young hasn't finished making history yet either. In the build to her calling the action during the Mae Young Classic, the kickoff show host has joined the Raw announce team a couple of times. If you have enjoyed that then we have some extremely good news for you. WWE announced on Monday afternoon that starting on this week's Raw, Young will be on the red brand's announce team every single week.
I am so so so insanely excited about this! To be the first woman to take over that chair that so many amazingly talented voices and personalities have sat in before me! Thank you to @VinceMcMahon @StephMcMahon @TripleH @MichaelCole and @WWEGraves (and MANY others) ❤️⚡️⚡️ https://t.co/fOKRKlheHE— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) September 10, 2018
The news was broken by WWE.com on Monday and the statement began by saying "Starting tonight, Renee Young will be the first woman to join the Raw broadcast booth full-time." Young will replace Jonathan Coachman who in turn replaced Booker T earlier this year. Coach won't be disappearing from WWE altogether. He will be taking Young's place as the host of WWE's PPV kick-off shows from now on.
While the news that Young will now be on Raw every single week is good, it has to have been somewhat expected by most fans. She has done a better job behind the announce desk than her last two predecessors. She may not have the experience but she knows when to chip in with comments, opinions, and info. On top of that, Coach doesn't seem to be able to commit to being available every single Monday night, so once a month for PPVs will likely suit him a lot more, and also play more to his strengths.