This week in WWE, two women have certainly made waves. On Monday Night Raw, AJ Lee returned to WWE and defeated Paige in a rematch of the Divas Championship she lost just one day after WrestleMania XXX. Personally, I am glad to see AJ back and it will be fun to see how she does as a babyface champion.
Meanwhile, Renee Young — who has proven time and again that she can do just about anything WWE asks of a non-wrestling on-air personality — has been added to the WWE Superstars announce team alongside Tom Phillips. Young has also done commentary on NXT and has hosted a number of pre- and post-shows, and she is simply great at what she does.
On the big move, Triple H said, “It has nothing to do with her being a female or not, it has to do with her being the right person for the job. She’s got a great voice that cuts through the clutter. She is very knowledgeable about WWE, about its history, about the talent and she is really willing to step up and do her homework. I think you’re going to see her grow. You’re going to see her jump on this challenge to become a regular fixture and a regular voice and, hopefully, maybe one day the voice of WWE.”
Meanwhile, Renee Young herself said, “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.”
She adds, “What I would love to do is do commentary with Michael Cole and JBL on SmackDown. Renee said. 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.”