Several Changes Made to WWE Commentary Teams

WWE announced several changes to their commentary and broadcast teams today, which will come into effect immediately, starting with Friday’s SmackDown.

The new broadcast teams are as follows:


– Commentary: Kevin Patrick and Corey Graves
– Backstage interviews: Byron Saxton and Cathy Kelley
– Ring announcer: Mike Rome


– Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
– Backstage interviews: Kayla Braxton and Megan Morant
– Ring announcer: Samantha Irvin


– Commentary: Vic Joseph and Booker T
– Backstage interviews: McKenzie Mitchell
– Ring announcer: Alicia Taylor


– Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves

WWE said that Pat McAfee will return to the SmackDown announce booth once he’s finished with his commitments to ESPN College GameDay.

Jimmy Smith, who joined the Raw commentary team last year, is out and has been replaced by Kevin Patrick.

Kevin Patrick, the new Raw play by play man, has been a backstage interviewer in WWE, has done play by play on WWE Main Event and has been the host of Raw Talk.

Cathy Kelley, who left WWE in 2020, is also back as a backstage interviewer on Raw.