It’s a complicated job. Commentary is one of the most important jobs in all of wrestling. The right commentary team can tell the fans where the company wants them to go and guide them in the right directions. At the same time, a poor commentary team can cause quite a few problems, as they might not be able to add much. If the commentators aren’t properly prepared, things could go badly in a hurry, which was the case with the biggest weekly show in the world.
Back on September 10, 2018, Renee Young became the first woman to be a full time commentator on Monday Night Raw. This was quite the moment and something that opened a new door for broadcasting. Beth Phoenix has since followed in Young’s footsteps on NXT, but that doesn’t mean Young was exactly thrilled with the way things went in the first place.
Young was a guest on the most recent edition of the Gorilla Position podcast, where she spoke about her time as a Monday Night Raw broadcaster. Young did not like parts of her time in the position, saying that WWE gave her no preparation before getting into the role and had no way of knowing what to expect. She was happy with getting the job in the first place but did not feel that she was given the help that she needed. Young has since moved on to hosting WWE Backstage on FS1.
Young has been around for a good while now. Check out some of the things she has done in WWE:
Opinion: Young is far from the first WWE broadcaster to have issues with how the job went. It isn’t something that everyone can do and requires a certain kind of personality to make it work. The biggest problem seems to be having Vince McMahon yelling in your ear, which can’t be easy to take. Young is much better suited in her current hosting role and if she is happy there, then good for her.
What did you think of Young’s time on commentary? Who is your favorite commentary team? Let us know in the comments below.
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