In case you missed it, effective with the episode coming our way from New Orleans tonight (Sept. 10), Renee Young is a permanent member of the Monday Night Raw announce team.
As you’d expect, that’s brought a flurry of well-wishes from fans and industry insiders alike. We’ve embedded a number of those below - including a statement from the man she’s replacing on commentary, Jonathan Coachman.
Young responded to the news, and tweeted a specific thanks to Stephanie McMahon and Michael Cole for their support:
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) ❤️⚡️⚡️ https://t.co/fOKRKlheHE— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) September 10, 2018
Thank you Steph!! Can’t wait to add my voice/ opinion/ love to the announce booth! Thanks for rooting for us women! https://t.co/KgQBX2O85U— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) September 10, 2018
I CANT BELIVE THIS IS REAL LIFE!! https://t.co/GHeCqCKnk9— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) September 10, 2018
SO DESERVED! This is so cool. She’s so cool. https://t.co/TNQneEgHEa— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) September 10, 2018
In honor of this KWEEN becoming a full time part of the #RAW commentary team as the first ever female commentator, I thought maybe the world should witness another one of her talents so proud of you @ReneeYoungWWE you are a unicorn! Love you to pieces pic.twitter.com/qYKNt63JOt— Lina Fanene (@NiaJaxWWE) September 10, 2018
Coach is gracious, and echoes the sentiment of many of his own supporters who believe his new role as a desk host for event pre-shows is a better fit for his skillset:
A sincere congratulations to @ReneeYoungWWE for a much deserved move to the table on Raw. To be part of a team means understanding your strengths and using them to help the team grow. I have always embraced with positivity any role asked of me. That will not change.— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) September 10, 2018
Unsurprisingly, Samoa Joe (who in story is partially responsible for the injury which took Renee’s husband Dean Ambrose out of action for most of the past year) had the best congratulatory message:
I would like to think I had a hand in pushing this talented individual to lock down a more stable income for her household, but this isn’t about me. Congrats Renee. https://t.co/l7Ch5xZFhS— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) September 10, 2018
We can’t top that, but well throw our own kudos into the mix - keep kicking ass, Ms. Young!