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WWE Commentary Team Shuffles in a Big Way

Booker T

The WWE has released the following statement regarding the RAW and SmackDown commentary teams following yesterday’s WWE Draft:

It’s a New Era for the entire landscape of WWE, which continues to change and evolve with the WWE Brand Extension Draft. That includes the announce teams for WWE programming. The teams for Raw, SmackDown, “WWE Superstars” and WWE Main Event are all experiencing a major shakeup, including one major voice changing shows and several rising commentators being inserted into the lineup.

The new announce teams for WWE’s New Era will feature Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton Monday nights on Raw, while Mauro Ranallo, JBL and David Otunga handle the commentary for SmackDown Live every Tuesday night.

 Also receiving a makeover will be the announce teams for WWE Superstars and WWE Main Event. Both shows will be led by Tom Phillips, and he will be joined each and every week by Graves on WWE Superstars and Otunga on WWE Main Event.


  • CC

    I don’t really see it as a big surprise to be honest. I mean they already switched him from the live show to the pre-recorded show because of how bad he became, and now that show is going live as well, its time for Lawler to go into a backstage role or something. Lets hope this is permanent and we never have to hear him scream like a girl when he gets excited or make crap jokes again.

  • Hunter_13

    Im Happy with this for 2 reasons:
    1: finally Lawler leaves the announce table
    2: Corey Graves gets the oportunity

    The only thing i didnt like was Otunga replacing Lawler when you have Todd Phillips or even Renee young as better options..

  • Hunter_13

    He will be on the pre-shows with Booker T

  • JAckh45

    Corey Graves for 3 hours… no thanks… cant even stand the 3 minutes in the ppvs…

  • Knightcon

    David must have proven himself when he replaced the king for those 2 weeks. As for Graves it’s about damn time

  • CC

    I didn’t even realise Otunga was still with WWE. But can honestly say I am not upset to see the back of Lawler. Watching Smackdown today, I was reminded of how bad he is these days. His jokes for starters would not be funny to a five year old, let alone an adult audience. His days are over, and he is a shadow of his former self.

  • David Otunga is replacing Lawler?! WTF!!!

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    What happens to Lawler?