WWE’s French announce team (Raymond Rougeau and Jean Brassard) took to social media to reveal that WWE is discontinuing the French announce team altogether. This was due to a restructuring at Peacock. In a follow up, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter revealed that Peacock made the call to cancel nearly all international commentary teams.
Peacock reportedly made the call to cancel all international commentary except for Spanish. The idea is for WWE to continue to have French commentary, but only for France, and only with local commentators rather than an alternative commentary option for those living in the United States.
Rougeau and Brassard worked together for years, then stopped but reunited in 2017. They had worked every PPV since then until the pandemic hit. They were absent for a few months, before Brassard (who lives in New York) was brought in for SummerSlam. He did the shows by himself from the office in Stanford. Rougeau lives in Rawdon, Quebec, so he hasn’t been used since the pandemic started.