On Thursday morning, WWE announced via ESPN that Renee Young will be serving as a guest commentator for this coming Monday night's edition of RAW.
ESPN.com released the following announcement today:
Renee Young to serve as guest commentator on Monday Night Raw
As Renee Young records her second day of commentary for the Mae Young Classic in Orlando on Thursday, as part of the first WWE commentary team with two women alongside Beth Phoenix, she's set to make more history this coming Monday night.
With Jonathan Coachman out fulfilling another obligation, Young will serve as a guest commentator for the final episode of Monday Night Raw leading into SummerSlam.
Young will be a part of the broadcast team for entirety of the three-hour broadcast, working alongside play-by-play announcer Michael Cole and color commentator Corey Graves.
"I believe this is the first time ever that we have had a woman in the booth for an entire episode of Monday Night RAW," Cole told ESPN.
"When Michael told me, I was like, 'This Monday?! What are you talking about?!'," Young said. "I am so excited for this opportunity. To be sitting with Cole, who has been such a great champion of mine since I've been working for WWE, it's going to be really cool."
Before working on the Mae Young Classic, Young served in a variety of roles throughout her WWE career. For the last several years she's been one of the primary interviewers on Raw and SmackDown, as well as the primary anchor for pay-per-view Kickoff Shows and the post-pay-per-view shows "Talking Smack" and "Raw Talk".
Young previously served as part of the NXT broadcast team alongside a variety of other commentators, which is also where Graves got his start with WWE.
"Renee has broken barriers all over the place." Cole said. "She's reaching out and doing things that would have never been dreamed of 10 years ago."
Prior to joining WWE, Young worked for The Score Television Network in Canada and worked on pro wrestling-related content on a show called "Aftermath", which featured a variety of other voices including current NXT commentator Mauro Ranallo.
Jonathan Coachman tweeted the following about Renee Young filling in for him this coming Monday evening.
I am absolutely thrilled for @ReneeYoungWWE who has EARNED this opportunity. No one takes lightly the honor of sitting in those chairs every Monday night and I can’t wait to hear the different dynamic in Greensboro. https://t.co/uGQbppYyTa
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) August 9, 2018