What a time to be alive!
On this very day, September 10th, 2018, it was announced that Renee Young would be joining the Raw commentary team full time and would be replacing Jonathan Coachman. Never did I think I’d see this day come, where we had a woman doing commentary full time on the main show, the show of all shows (yes I know SmackDown is superior, just go with it); and quite frankly it’s amazing.
Now if you told me a few years ago that Renee would be taking one of the three seats on commentary, I would have cackled, and or possibly screamed in the most dramatic way possible out of disappointment. Not to be too harsh, but a few years ago while I was watching Renee I just couldn’t get into it. I cringed, I didn’t think she was that good, and the thought of her doing commentary was never a thought in my mind, even with her NXT commentart past. In my opinion, she’s really blossomed over the last few years. Is she perfect? No, but she doesn’t need to be.
There’s the idea that some may feel she has to be perfect, as a woman filling a male-dominated spot in a male-dominated form of entertainment, but she doesn’t need to be perfect. Why? Because Michael Cole and Corey Graves are absolutely far from perfect. If I had a nickel for every time Michael Cole flubbed anything the last five years, I could buy a place to live in New York City. Not rent, buy, do you know how ridiculous that cost is? Astronomical.
This is a huge step for Renee, as well as women in general on the main roster. Yes, we’ve had female commentators for other shows and specials, but the fact that its a full time position on Raw is a huge deal. It not only shows Renee’s growth over the years, but leaves the door open for other opportunities of change within the WWE.
So thanks Renee, for truly living up to the “anything can happen” schtick within WWE, this is one of those times where it’s a magnificent surprise.
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