There are currently a lot of rumors doing the round regarding changes to WWE's announce teams. Here's everything we've heard so far.
WWE has revealed that it will be holding a two-day draft during October. The event will begin on SmackDown on October 11, 2019, and continue on Raw the following Monday. Yes, we know that is technically four days, but as far as we know, no one will be getting drafted over the weekend. Saying that, knowing WWE's penchant for social media, we could be wrong on that one.
As has been proven in the past, no one is safe when it comes to the draft. Announcers are fair game and if the rumors are true, WWE's commentary teams are going to look very different come October 15, 2019. According to WrestleVotes, two-person booths will be returning. If so, we're struggling to figure out where everyone is going to fit in.
Hearing that significant changes are coming to the commentary teams once the SD to FOX move happens in a few weeks. All shows will be impacted, including RAW. A source has said the return of the 2 man booth is coming.— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) September 11, 2019
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, FOX is a big fan of Renee Young's work. That coupled with Young likely hosting a WWE show on FS1 indicates that she will probably be headed for Friday nights. We're also assuming that she will be joined by Corey Graves, and that will be the SmackDown announce team once the show has moved to FOX.
Starting very shortly, Monday Night Raw is going to sound A LOT different.— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) September 18, 2019
I’ve been told that the plan as of now for RAW’s announce team is:
Vic Joseph and...... Dio Maddin.
What's even more intriguing is WrestleVotes latest report regarding the Raw announce team. Again, rumors suggest it will consist of two people, but neither of them is currently on the red brand. Vic Joseph, who stood in for Graves on the show a couple of weeks ago, and Dio Maddin. If you haven't heard of him, he is an announcer for 205 Live but has only been doing that for the past two weeks.
That naturally leaves a lot of people up in the air with nothing to do. Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips, Michael Cole. It's a very real possibility that all of the above doesn't come to fruition. That they are simply untrue rumors or Vince McMahon shakes things up ten more times between now and the draft. However, if these rumors do turn out to be true, we wouldn't hate it.