Renee Young involved in major WWE shake up

WWE have announced that Renee Young will become a permanent member of the Monday Night Raw announce team.

The company have announced that Young will replace Jonathan Coachman alongside Michael Cole and Corey Graves – less than a year since Coach’s return from ESPN.

Young becomes the first woman to announce Raw on a full-time basis.

Coachman will switch roles and become the new host of pay-per-view kickoff shows a move partially designed to allow Coachman to focus on work outside the WWE.

Young, 32, has been with WWE since 2012. She began her career doing backstage interviews and become an increasingly integral part of broadcasts and one of the main faces on the WWE Network.

Young voiced her excitement on Twitter , declaring: "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 @VinceMcMahon @StephMcMahon @TripleH @MichaelCole and @WWEGraves (and MANY others)"

A statement released by WWE said: “WWE today announced two changes to its broadcasting team, naming Renee Young as the first woman to join the Monday Night Raw broadcast booth full time and Jonathan Coachman as the new host of WWE’s pay-per-view kickoff shows.

Starting tonight, Renee Young will join Michael Cole and Corey Graves each week on Raw. 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.

"A veteran broadcaster with more than 20 years of experience hosting shows for WWE, ESPN, MSG Network and the Golf Channel, Coachman will bring his unique style to millions of viewers around the world on WWE Network, YouTube, Facebook , Twitter and, as the host of WWE’s pay-per-view kickoff shows. Coachman will begin his new role this Sunday, September 16 alongside WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, David Otunga, Sam Roberts and Peter Rosenberg prior to WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event.”

Young’s move to the broadcast team also comes less than a month before the company holds its first all-women’s pay-per-view, Evolution.

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