Renee Young Joins The Commentary Team Of WWE Superstars
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.03.2014
She gets promoted...
WWE has announced that Renee Young has been promoted to the commentary team of WWE Superstars, joining Tom Phillips. Here are quotes from several people within the company:
Young on if she feels pressure: "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."
Michael Cole on Renee's promise: "When Renee first started in the company and she started working with us, one of the things she told me is she wanted to be a trailblazer. We started working with Renee in the [announcing] booth at NXT about six months ago and she really showed some promise. And we have the opportunity now to bring her to the ‘big level' and she becomes one of the only females in history of WWE to be a full-time announcer at ringside. Renee can really tell some unique stories from a female point of view, and we have to remember that in WWE, our audience is forty percent female. I'm a 47-year-old man, and when Randy Orton comes to the ring, you're getting my perspective on it, but what are women thinking? What's going through their mind? What are they looking at? Renee is going to be able to give that perspective, which is really, really unique and it's really never been done before."
Triple H on why she got the job: "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."