Renee Young Commentary Update
On this week’s episode of Raw, WWE made history by becoming the first wrestling promotion ever in the history of the Universe to have a women’s commentator EVER! …apart from So Cal Val on WOS Wrestling, Lita on the Mae Young Classic, Beth Phoenix on Mixed Match Challenge, Shimmer, etc.
But even though officials were impressed with Renee Young’s performance, Pro Wrestling Sheet are reporting “there are no immediate plans in place to permanently change her position.”
I CAN’T WAIT TO HAVE YOUR VALUABLE INSIGHTS BACK ON THE COMMENTARY DESK, COACHAMN!
Meaning Young can go back to what WWE thinks she does best. Asking a question and then becoming a microphone stand for the next three minutes. And, of course, cutting promos on Dave Meltzer . . .
Dave Meltzer Controversy
On a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, famed sports journalist Dave Meltzer started talking to his co-host Bryan Alvarez about SmackDown star Peyton Royce’s look since being called up to the main roster.
Is this normal stuff for a journalist to be talking about? Ever?
“She was more attractive in NXT” “She was a lot lighter.” pic.twitter.com/URfefHaFDu
— Danny (@dajosc11) August 9, 2018
A fan tweeted a clip of this conversation calling out Meltzer for saying Royce was “more attractive in NXT” and that “she was a lot lighter”, which was then reposted by Peyton herself:
So what would you have me do Dave… starve myself? ??? This is how nightmares for young women start. The females in your life must be proud. https://t.co/8MNpZNsR7m
— Peyton Royce (@PeytonRoyceWWE) August 15, 2018
Which prompted many of her fellow WWE colleagues to shoot on Meltzer’s comments.
Like Renee Young, Peyton’s tag partner Billie Kay and even a -6 star rating from Seth Rollins.
Stars for… nobody.
Meltzer’s ‘lighter’ comments about Royce, however, are most likely his misguided way of referring to the breast implants she reportedly had last December – in that he wishes women in WWE didn’t feel the need to have plastic surgery.
Which, ironically, would mean Meltzer is critiquing the body-image focused wrestling business that likely pressures so many female wrestlers to have breast enlargements – a pressure that he’s now accused of applying himself. If that was his intention, though, the sentiment was poorly communicated, so he’s publicly tweeted Royce:
I'd like to apologize to you. You are an exceedingly attractive woman. I do realize the lengths and pressures on women in the entertainment world to maintain unnatural looks at times and am glad you pointed this out. https://t.co/qkgOrpVQOX
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) August 15, 2018
Which is… still pretty badly communicated. ‘I’m sorry. But I still find you really hot.’ His apology on the most recent Wrestling Observer Radio, however, is far more sensitive.
Rey Mysterio WWE Return Leaked?
We’ve had the most definitive sign yet that Rey Mysterio is indeed on his way back to WWE, with Northeast Wrestling revealing he’s been pulled from their show next Friday:
“Unfortunately due to his upcoming contractual situation with WWE Rey Mysterio is unable to appear on August 24th.”
Mysterio has been in negotiations to return to WWE ever since his Royal Rumble cameo became one of their most watched YouTube clips of the year in January.
The Wrestling Observer has previously reported WWE tried to get Rey pulled from All In on September 1st but Mysterio wanted to honor his commitment. He’ll likely sign with WWE sometime next month.