WWE changes its commentary team
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 432
As announced by Variety exclusively, with the various season premiers of its shows, WWE has decided to change things a bit with regard to the comment table and backstage interviewers both on the main roster and at NXT. Below are the words of the site with the various rosters and the news that have been made: Smackdown “At SmackDown, Michael Cole and Wade Barrett will be the main commentators, with Barrett moving from the NXT commentary team.
Samantha Irvin will be the announcer in the ring, with Kayla Braxton and Megan Morant serving as interviewers behind the scenes." Raw “On Raw, Kevin Patrick and Corey Graves will be the commentary team. Patrick worked as a backstage correspondent, a play-by-play commentator for WWE Main Event and presenter of Raw Talk.
Mike Rome will be the ring announcer. Cathy Kelley and Byron Saxton will conduct on screen interviews. Kelley is returning to WWE after leaving the company in 2020. Saxton worked on Raw as a commentator alongside Graves and Jimmy Smith recently." NXT Vic Joseph and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T will be NXT commentators from now on.
In addition to his stellar career in the ring, Booker has been on the commentary teams at Raw and SmackDown in the past, as well as working as a panelist on pay-per-view pre-shows. Alicia Taylor is the announcer in the ring and McKenzie Mitchell will continue as a backstage interviewer."
Other changes in WWE
For the important live events at the commentary table there will be Cole and Graves.
Pat McAfee will be back when he gets rid of his football commitments. Fightful also reported that Jimmy Smith ended his time in WWE: "A WWE rep confirmed to us that Jimmy Smith was out, amid a ton of changes at the comment table." This is certainly a breath of fresh air that will serve to continue on the right foot this path taken by Stephanie Mcmahon, Triple H and all their team after the retirement of Vince McMahon.
Good luck to all involved and good work from World Wrestling. During a recent WWE press conference in Las Vegas for Crown Jewel, Triple H said Logan Paul has earned his respect. "Logan was totally different. Logan was a guy that came in, talked to us about it, and as soon as we talked to him about doing something, man he started to put in the work... When I saw him in the ring for the first time, he blew my mind."