Renee Young has become a trailblazer in the WWE women’s division. She is not a female wrestler in the biggest pro-wrestling promotion of the world. Yet we can barely think of a show without her fresh presence. Ever since joining the WWE broadcasting, she changed the game. WWE also allowed her to break down the barriers over the course of the past few years.
One such thing happened at the Crown Jewel PPV event. The show hosted in the Saudi Arabia country failed to earn any positive reaction, whatsoever. From the get-go of the event, there were controversies around the event due to the Jamal Khashoggi controversy. But the show finally happened without much critical acclamation.
But Renee Young stood out once again being an exception. She was present at the commentary booth as a full-time creating history. This was the first time ever that a female announcer called things out from a middle-east country for an entire night. Rumors about her presence at Saudi Arabia were out but WWE never confirmed the fact to avoid any controversy, perhaps.
When the show aired from Saudi Arabia, we did find out her alongside Michael Cole and Corey Graves. Allowing Renee Young in the commentary panel clarified that the mindset of the fans is changing in the desert country. The traditions of keeping women away from sports and entertainment are gradually getting away.
Renee Young herself discussed the same in an interview with BBC Radio. The hosts asked her about the experience she had in Saudi Arabia. She confirmed to get a warm welcome from the fans. The female ones were eager to see the women superstars in WWE Live Event in future. It ensured that there are chances to see women performing in the country in near future.
Here are the quotes from Renee Young, (courtesy wrestlezone.com)
“One thing I will say that was very cool about that — as well as being a woman welcomed into Saudi Arabia, to step into the announce booth and be part of the broadcast — is how many men, women, children coming up to me, knowing that this was a big moment of change and that there is a demand and need for women (Superstars) to be performing in Saudi Arabia. So (the Saudi people) are asking for it, certainly.”
WWE Raw superstar and Renee’s husband Dean Ambrose accompanied Renee Young to the show. The hope is that WWE would certainly include women superstars in a Saudi Arabia show, sooner. WWE has signed a deal to host 10 shows like Crown Jewel and Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia in the next few years. So it is almost evident a revolutionary change is coming at the earliest.