WWE has made several changes to their broadcast teams in recent months. David Otunga was replaced by Booker T. Then Jonathan Coachman replaced Booker a few weeks ago.
There was another move made on last week’s episode of 205 Live. Vic Joseph was joined by his new broadcast partner Percy Watson. Nigel McGuinness was said to be out for a couple of weeks but it will be a three-man broadcast team when he returns.
WWE is said to be super into diversity on their shows which is why you see an African American commentator on every show. They are also looking to get a woman for a color commentator spot to go along with the women backstage interviewers. Beth Phoenix got the spot during the Mixed Match Challenge and she was given a guest spot for the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal but the reviews on her have been mixed. Perhaps, she will improve if she’s given more time. At this point, there is no word on who they are looking at hiring or what show they will be on. They tried and quickly gave up on Renee Young when she was given the color commentator spot on the WWE Superstars show a few years ago.
Basically, WWE is looking at hiring people to fit into certain demographics as opposed to hiring people based on skill. With that being said, Watson wasn’t so great when he debuted on NXT last year but he has gotten better.
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