Renee Young Wishes She Fought For Herself More During WWE Raw Commentary Stint

Renee Young made history as the first-ever female on WWE commentary in August 2018 when she filled in for Jonathan Coachman. One month later, she was given a full-time spot on Raw commentary.

Her run beside Michael Cole and Corey Graves lasted from September 2018 to October 2019, and though many were initially excited, Renee's time behind the commentary desk was ultimately disappointing by most accounts as she was often lost in the shuffle behind Cole and Graves. 

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"If I’m being honest about my own experience as a trail-blazer in WWE, I’d say that my feelings looking back are kind of mixed," Renee wrote on The Player's Tribune"The history-making stuff, like being the first woman to ever call a full episode of Raw, those moments are untouchable and they’ll stay with me forever. But I also wish I’d done a few things differently — especially as it relates to my time in the commentary booth, as history-making as it was. I wish I’d stood up for myself a little more, in terms of the support that I was getting. I wish I’d fought for myself a little more, just in general, in those moments when I felt like I was drowning or even just treading water. And I wish I’d gone to more of the right people for more of the right advice, instead of letting my emotions or my insecurities get the better of me. I also think that’s the gift and the curse of going first, though, you know what I mean? No one said blazing trails was easy."

Renee transitioned off of commentary when SmackDown moved to FOX and became a special contributor for SmackDown, which saw her return to her role as a host and interviewer.

Renee's finished up with WWE at SummerSlam and is on to her next chapter. 

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