By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE.com announced the following broadcast teams for their weekly television shows for next week’s “premiere week” events.
-Raw: Vic Joseph, Dio Maddin, and Jerry Lawler.
-NXT: Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix, and Nigel McGuiness.
-Smackdown: Michael Cole and Corey Graves with Renee Young as a special contributor.
Powell’s POV: It’s crazy to see Raw undergo such a radical change with the entire broadcast team moving to Smackdown, and newcomer Dio Maddin getting a shot as a color commentator after a brief run on 205 Live. Smackdown Live lead voice Tom Phillips and his color commentator Byron Saxton didn’t make the cut for the company’s top three shows.
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