Renee Young is now a full-time member of the Monday Night Raw broadcast team. After calling two episodes earlier this summer, Young has been named as a permanent replacement for Jonathan Coachman at the booth.
Young will be Raw’s first female broadcaster to work the announce booth on a full-time basis. Jonathan Coachman has been removed from the Raw team and will now work the pay-per-view Kickoff panels.
Renee Young commented on the news, “I am so so so insanely excited about this! To be the first woman to take over that chair that so many amazingly talented voices and personalities have sat in before me! Thank you to Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, TripleH, Michael Cole, Corey Graves and MANY others.”
Coachman, meanwhile, offered sincere congratulations to Renee.
A sincere congratulations to @ReneeYoungWWE for a much deserved move to the table on Raw. To be part of a team means understanding your strengths and using them to help the team grow. I have always embraced with positivity any role asked of me. That will not change.
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) September 10, 2018
“Starting tonight, Renee Young will join Michael Cole and Corey Graves each week on Raw,” WWE’s press release states. “Young started with WWE in 2012 and has served as a backstage interviewer and commentator on Raw, SmackDown Live and NXT. 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 high-caliber talent such as The Rolling Stones on other programming.”
Young was a popular host of “Aftermath” on the Score in Canada from 2009-2012. The show continues to exist as a post-WWE show on Sportsnet 360. Young was then hired by WWE in 2012 and has worked commentary previously for NXT and WWE Superstars.
Reactions from the Wrestling World
Work hard and you will be rewarded. Simple but true. Tonight will be a top 5 highlight in my 22 year career. Congrats @ReneeYoungWWE
— Michael Cole (@MichaelCole) September 10, 2018
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) September 10, 2018
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) September 10, 2018
— Austin Creed waiting for DragonCon 2019 (@XavierWoodsPhD) September 10, 2018
— Lina Fanene (@NiaJaxWWE) September 10, 2018
I would like to think I had a hand in pushing this talented individual to lock down a more stable income for her household, but this isn’t about me. Congrats Renee. https://t.co/l7Ch5xZFhS
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) September 10, 2018
WOOOOOW congrats @ReneeYoungWWE !!! She is now permanently announcing Monday Night Raw!!! Proud of you friend!!! So deserved
— RosenbergTelevision (@Rosenbergradio) September 10, 2018