A few days ago, WWE announced that backstage interviewer Renee Young will join the WWE Superstars announce team with Tom Phillips. Here is a portion of the text from their announcement: “…the always-busy Ms. Young prepares to make the next major leap in her burgeoning WWE career by joining Tom Phillips on the “WWE Superstars” announce team, becoming WWE’s first full-time female commentator in more than a decade.”
In the announcement, Young commented, “I feel there is definitely a certain amount of pressure, not only as a performer and broadcaster but representing women who may not even know this is something that they want to do. I can show other women that if you’re not a Diva and you still want to be involved in WWE, there’s so much you can do. It’s definitely really cool to be in the position to create a bit of a niche for myself and other women.”
As for her future plans, Young has high aspirations. She said that what should would love is to “do commentary with Michael Cole and JBL on SmackDown. If we can make that a two-man-and-one-woman team, that would be awesome. Getting on the main shows, being able to do Raw or SmackDown, would absolutely be the next step.”
We wish Young the best of luck in her new position and hope that this continues to open doors for a larger presence for intelligent women (and men for that matter) in the world of professional wrestling.