WWE announced the following broadcast teams for the Raw, Smackdown, Main Event, and Superstars television shows late Tuesday night.
Raw: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
Smackdown: Mauro Ranallo, JBL, and David Otunga
Main Event: Tom Phillips and David Otunga
WWE Superstars: Tom Phillips and Corey Graves
Powell’s POV: The missing man in the new mix is Jerry Lawler, who is not mentioned in the WWE.com article. WWE did not mention anything about the status of the NXT broadcast team that currently features Phillips and Graves. The dream team for many was Ranallo and Graves, but it’s really good to see that the talented Graves was called up to one of the main shows and I think he will bring something new to the Raw brand if he’s not overproduced. I assume this also means that changes will be coming to the Raw and Smackdown pre-shows. Perhaps The King will replace Graves on the Raw pre-show since he’s already a member of the pay-per-view pre-shows?