As of tonight, SmackDown crooner Aiden English will join Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness on the 205 Live commentary team.
Yes! Aiden English!
Despite 205 Live seemingly existing in a parallel universe - as confirmed by Drake Maverick holding two completely separate roles on both the purple brand and main roster - the General Manager nevertheless noted that his purview has fallen under the McMahons' attempt to "shake things up". As such, he's decided to get a new set of legs behind the announce desk:
"Aiden English is an active Superstar and is very opinionated," said somebody else on Drake's behalf. "I believe those opinions and perspective will add to the current commentary team, only adding to the entertainment value of The Most Exciting Hour of Television
What an endorsement. WWE's chief commentator Michael Cole offered his own praise for English's commentary credentials:
"We’ve been working with Aiden at the WWE Performance Center to see if he has the chops, and it turns out he’s pretty good."
Since his loss to Rusev spelled the end of the pair's popular tandem, English has been somewhat rudderless on SmackDown. Transitioning into a new role could prove a lease of life. Whether it'll inspire people to tune into 205 Live or not is another matter.
Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know).
He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.