As I watch the continuous rotation of WWE commentators move from show to show, I’m left feeling nostalgic. I miss the old school style of announcing in WWE.
I dream about the days when moves, angles, wrestlers backgrounds and motivations in a matchup were mentioned.
After my nostalgic fantasies run its course, I think about what future color commentators can contribute to the ever-growing WWE product.
With the use of women’s roles within the company changing on a daily basis, I wonder, why we don’t have any female commentators?
The women’s revolution over the past three years, flaws and all, have changed the landscape, perception and expectations of many women in the business. Now you have women entering wrestling schools or continuing to bust their butts on the Indy circuit because they feel that WWE is within reach.
This causes me to wonder if, in the next few years, there would be an influx of women entering different promotions to take on other roles, specifically as commentators if WWE lead the way by showcasing this first. The perfect opportunity for this is quickly approaching, with the Women’s Tournament. Many names are running through my mind. The first has to be WWE Hall of Famer Madusa.
Madusa has been vocal about wanting to work with WWE again in some capacity, for a while now. She has given her stamp of approval on becoming a commentator and would certainly offer a great prospective on the in ring action.
Madusa could even provide insight into the mindset of some these fresh new talent, due to her work in the Japanese women’s promotion Stardom over the past two years.
She has become a mentor to many women in the business who are starting out. She would present that personal connection to the viewer so they can root that competitor on.
This might be highly unlikely, but this is my list and a woman can dream, right?
Saraya Knight would be my second choice. She is one of the best heels, male or female that I’ve ever seen and she would transfer that beautifully to an announce table. The art of being a heel, especially on commentary has died, but Saraya is old school and she knows how to get that heat. She would also bring that authentic British swagger to the tournament that is needed. She has years of experience running her own promotion and knows what is needed to get butts in those seats and keep them entertained.
One of my favorites growing up, and a true advocate for women’s wrestling throughout her career and beyond has been Molly Holly.
Even though she has been away from the WWE for years, Molly has continued to keep a close eye on the current crop of wrestlers entering the business and still trains wrestlers. Her positive encouragement and great knowledge of the business would be quite beneficial to the dialogue throughout the tournament.
My last choice, for now, would be someone who is truly underrated in this business to me and is working her butt of to showcase women’s wrestling in the same vein as Gabe Sapolsky is showing this new era in EVOLVE. Sojo Bolt (former TNA wrestler) who never got a great push, but deserved it would be a great choice. She currently runs the Queens of Combat promotion and host interviews (available on Highspots), that features some of the best female wrestlers in the business.
Getting her to be apart of this tournament would be great. WWE could use her roster for the tournament and bring awareness to her product as a fair trade-off. This would be a win, win situation for all parties involved. I’m hoping that this article can spark many conversation and campaigns for a Female commentary team.
We need fresh faces to makeup the entire fabric of the tournament, and that certainly includes the voices for that show.