Backstage News on Evolution Commentary Team, Mae Young Classic
Friday, September 14, 2018
It was previously reported that the plan for Renee Young to become a full-time RAW commentator has been in the works for weeks, if not months with WWE looking for a female commentator to fill the spot that has been previously been occupied by the likes of Jonathan Coachman, WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T & David Otunga - none of whom had impressed WWE Officials.
Naturally, the plan is also for Young to serve as the color commentator for the upcoming WWE Evolution PPV and according to PWInsider, she is expected to be joined by SmackDown Live General Manager Paige and WWE Hall Of Famer Beth Phoenix-Copeland. The latter is interesting as a supposed leaked match listing for Evolution showed Phoenix in an actual match so it remains to be seen how she will fit into the show.
One of the most successful programming that The WWE has aired in recent years is The Mae Young Classic. Last year's Mae Young Classic Tournament was a huge success that it came back yet again this year. Last year's Mae Young Classic was really a huge success that it's winner Kairi Sane is now the current NXT Women's Champion. The second week of The 2018 Mae Young Classic Tournament took place last Wednesday night with four more competitors moving on to the next round. The third week of The 2018 Mae Young Classic Tournament is set to take place next Wednesday night with the following first round matches to air exclusively on The WWE Network:
- Kaitlyn vs. Kavita Devi
- Mia Yim vs. Allysin Kay (Sienna)
- Karen Q vs. Xia Li
- Toni Storm vs. Jinny