WWE has hired Canadian television personality Arda Ocal to be a broadcaster. He will be going under the name Kyle Edwards.
Ocal previously worked for The Score Television Network, where he hosted WWE Experience and Countdown to WWE Raw. He also pitched and created the wrestling talk program Aftermath, which aired following WWE broadcasts on The Score. This is where wrestling entered WWE on-air personality Renee Young’s life and ultimately led her to the sports-entertainment organization.
“Within the first three months or so of being at The Score, my boss asked me to do a post-show for Raw,” Young recalled in an interview with WWE.com in January. “I hadn’t watched WWE since I was kid, but got back into it. As any starving performer knows, you say yes to anything that comes your way. We started doing Right After Wrestling [later called Aftermath], and it turned into a moderate success in Canada. Then we started doing a SmackDown post-show as well with former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas, Arda Ocal and a few people that cycled through. It was fun. We did a live TV show twice a week, recapped everything and interviewed some of the Superstars. Getting to know some of these guys before I came to work at WWE was a big help.”
Since leaving The Score last year, Ocal had been working as a morning show co-host and reporter based in Vancouver for The Weather Network. His previous roles included being a columnist for The Baltimore Sun publication/blog and as a sports analyst for Rogers TV and host for YES Network.