It’s about time. Monday Night Raw has been on the air for going on twenty six years now and has seen a lot of different broadcast combinations in that time. There have been several people behind the microphone over the years but they’ve all had one thing in common: they’ve all been men. With the Women’s Revolution in full swing though, it’s time that someone breaks that barrier.

As announced on, Renee Young is now a full time member of the Monday Night Raw announce team, replacing the departing Jonathan Coachman. Young have performed in the role in a guest capacity a few times but this will be the first permanent move. Coachman has occasionally had to miss the show due to commitments to the Golf Channel and will continue to work on the pay per view Kickoff Shows.

It was a big deal in the first place.

Go behind the scenes as Renee Young becomes the first woman to call Raw: Exclusive, Aug. 17, 2018

Opinion: That’s very cool to see. Young is rather good in the role as she’s witty, charming and smart, offering a different perspective on the product. It’s long overdue to have a woman on the Monday Night Raw broadcast team and the fact that Young is more than qualified for the role helps a lot. I’d much rather have her there than a random woman for the sake of having a woman, which wouldn’t help anyone.

Are you glad Young is taking the spot? Did you like Coachman’s time in the role? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Smackdown Reviews.

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