WWE’s quest to bring equality to the world of wrestling could be about to take another significant step in the right direction with the potential introduction of a full-time female commentator.
The wrestling giant is already planning its first 32-competitor female-only tournament later this year, which has been titled the Mae Young Classic in tribute to the legendary female grappler of the same name.
Now, PWInsider is reporting that the WWE could be about to up the ante with the introduction of a female commentator.
According to its sources, the company is eager to give the Mae Young Classic a very clear identity.
Part of the plan will see the event supported by female announcers and, as loaded has already noted, female referees – but that’s only the start.
It’s also thought that a female commentator will be recruited with Renee Young the front-runner for the role. A popular backstage interviewer on Raw and Smackdown, Young has the profile for the part and already has some experience having commentated on several NXT shows in the past.
She will be likely joined by several female colour commentators, present to spark debate and entertain rather than analyse.
Again, details remain scarce but WWE legend Lita looks a likely choice.
Should Young fare well, then there’s also the potential for her to be introduced to the Raw and Smackdown roster as a commentator.
Slowly but surely, things are starting to change in the WWE.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.