After nearly seven years as a WWE announcer and the face of WWE’s The Bump since its debut in 2019, Kayla Braxton has announced that she will no longer be the host of the show.
On the latest edition of The Bump, Braxton revealed that her final episode as the host has come, but she will continue contributing to the show as a correspondent.
Braxton expressed her excitement about the growth and positive changes she has witnessed during her time with WWE. While she won’t be occupying the host chair anymore, she assured fans that she will still be part of The Bump, delivering cool content regularly.
“Being a WWE announcer for nearly seven years, there’s been a lot of growth and a lot of change, all for the good. So I’m really excited to tell you this will be my final day as the host of WWE’s The Bump. I’m not leaving the show. I’m still gonna be doing some cool content that will be rolling into the show every single week. But in the meantime, I’m very pleased to tell you that Megan Morant will be filling my spot. We know she will do that in a phenomenal way. She’s already been on the show multiple times. She’s already been showing her presence and her big personality and her skill set here. So we’re really excited that you’re gonna be the one to handle Matt Camp and Ryan Pappolla every single week. I’m gonna be wishing you the best. But seriously, 240 episodes, I was really honored to get to come on here on the ground floor and be a part of growing this thing into what it is today. I know it’s only gonna grow every further. But of all your support every single week has meant the absolute world. I’m not going away, okay, I just won’t be sitting in this chair anymore. Megan, listen, you are so deserving. I know you’re gonna do an incredible job. Congratulations.”
Taking over the hosting duties will be Megan Morant, who has already showcased her big personality and skill set in multiple appearances on the show. Braxton expressed her confidence that Morant will excel in her new role and praised her deservingness for the position.
In response to the announcement, Morant thanked Braxton for her support and role in helping The Bump grow into the success it has become. She acknowledged the unique impact Braxton has had on the show and the people working on it, making everyone better through her uplifting and supportive attitude.
“Kayla, I am, first of all, so honored to be sitting in this chair. This show is so incredibly special, and you’re a big part of that. You are the reason this show has made it 240 episodes. You are the reason I even got on the show in the first place. I was in Stamford for a community event, and you said, ‘You better stay for The Bump.’ There’s not a lot of people, especially when it comes to women, who support each other, and you do that. You lift everybody up, you make every room you walk into a little bit brighter. They always say, ‘Leave things better than you found them,’ and you’ve made us all better here on The Bump, every single person.”
Braxton’s departure from the host position comes as a new opportunity for Megan Morant, who recently expanded her WWE role by taking over as the host of Raw Talk and SmackDown LowDown, along with various digital shows. WWE announced Morant’s expanded full-time role at their Stamford studios in June.
As Braxton bids farewell to her role as the host of The Bump, the show prepares to enter a new era under the vibrant and talented leadership of Megan Morant.