Renee Young has come under the radar for her underwhelming commentary performance ever since she was promoted to ringside commentary role last year. In an attempt to add a female voice to the ringside booth, WWE replaced equally underwhelming Jonathan Coachman with inexperienced Renee Young.
Young joined WWE several years ago in a backstage role, and her segments with superstars backstage were always appreciated by the fans and critics alike. She rose to prominence in the following years, and hosted the wildly popular Talking Smack in 2016.
Young was considered the best backstage interviewer since Gene Orklund and excelled in her role every time she made an appearance on TV. Renee Young, however, has faced flak for her role as commentator, and she recently replied to one individual on Twitter.
After a Twitter user posted that Nigel McGuinness and Mauro Ranallo are the only good commentators in WWE, Renee replied by saying she gets paid by WWE anyway. Later on, she added to her comments by acknowledging her shortcomings as a commentator and that she is working to become better.
Several WWE superstars commented on Renee Young’s tweet and supported her against the negative comments. Kurt Angle, Peyton Royce and EC3 were few of the superstars who replied in support of Young.
Young took over the job from Jonathan Coachman, who himself replaced Booker T. She also talked about how difficult it is to focus as an announcer with people screaming on the mic, and a lot of action going on inside the ring. Young may not be the perfect option currently, but she has good chemistry with both Michael Cole and Corey Graves.
Renee is married to current NJPW US Champion, Jon Moxley, and their relationship was referenced quite a few times in WWE. Renee’s prowess as a TV Host is excellent, but as an announcer, she has a long way to go in WWE.