In news that could have wrestling fans either up in arms or nodding in approval, WWE has announced plans to install its first-ever full-time female commentator.
Renee Young has joined the broadcast booth for WWE’s flagship Monday Night Raw broadcast on a permanent, weekly, basis, alongside Michael Cole and Corey Graves.
Young started out with WWE in 2012 and has served as a backstage interviewer and commentator on Raw, SmackDown Live and NXT in the past.
She is currently part of the Mae Young Classic commentary team on WWE Network.
Prior to WWE, Young worked at The Score Television Network in Canada, building her reputation by co-hosting WWE Aftermath and interviewing big-name stars like The Rolling Stones on other programming.
The announcement comes as part of WWE’s concerted effort to put more women in the spotlight.
In the past 12 months, the WWE has already ushered in its first all-female wrestling tournament, the Mae Young Classic.
The addition of MMA star and actor Ronda Rousey was another major coup for the organisation, with the former UFC favourite arguably the first bona fide female star to join the WWE.
With more developments expected in the next few months, the WWE is an exciting place to be right now.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.