After expressing her interest in doing commentary during a recent interview on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast and being announced as one of the commentators for this year’s Mae Young Classic II, Renee Young made history this week when she became the first woman to commentate a full episode of Monday Night Raw.
During an interview with Busted Open Radio, Young discussed her experience on the Raw commentary table, wanting to do more and praised fellow broadcasters Michael Cole and Corey Graves. Highlights of the interview below, courtesy of Wrestling INC.
On wanting to do more commentary: I hope so! Oh my gosh, I would be so happy if that was the case. All I could think of afterward, and not even afterward — like during — you know like when you’re in the process of something happening and you don’t get to absorb it all? I mean I guess during a three-hour show you do get a moment to absorb it, but all I could think was, ‘Man, I want to keep doing this.’ It felt like so much fun, it just felt right. It felt right to me, and I loved that. It was great.
On feeling more improved on commentary since her NXT days: Definitely having reps under my belt of doing the kickoff shows and pre-show and post shows I think I did have such a better grasp now from when I did commentary years ago in NXT when I was so new working in this company. I really didn’t know what I was doing. Where now I’ve been able to get in more reps in at the booth in the Performance Center and the kickoff shows and everything I just have a better idea this time around on keeping my voice down and trying not to get too geeked out about the whole thing.
On sharing the commentary table with Michael Cole and Corey Graves: I’ve always been able to understand how great Corey Graves is, because I know him so well and how his sort of journey to get to where he’s at. But, the respect I have for what Michael Cole does is on another level right now. That guy is the best of the best. I just finished calling 32 matches with him at the Mae Young Classic and watching that guy’s process is unbelievable. He is just the best so I knew I was in such great hands with Cole and Graves. I mean I just have the utmost respect for what those two do.
Watch the full interview below:
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