Renee Paquette just released her new cookbook "Messy In The Kitchen: My Guide to Eating Deliciously, Hosting Fabulously and Sipping Copiously," giving fans new meal ideas and a look at Renee's life.
The cookbook started as an idea she had when she was in WWE and continued after she left the company following SummerSlam 2020.
Appearing on Kinda Funny, Paquette discussed getting WWE approval for the project.
"When I was at WWE, I had to get it approved. We have to get any outside project approved. I had to make sure WWE was okay with me putting a cookbook out. It was initially coming out under Renee Young, which was fine. As I was leaving, I was like, 'Now I get to release the book as Renee Paquette.' There is a bit of stress like 'Uhhh, are people going to...' people get it, it's not that confusing but switching that branding can be a little scary," she said.
While in WWE, she faced one major hurdle with the book, which was that she couldn't mention her husband Jon Moxley by name as he worked for AEW.
"The other thing that I did have to switch was, when I was writing the book, I could not mention my husband by name. I had to say 'my husband.' I couldn't say 'Jon' or 'Jon Moxley' or use any wrestlers outside of WWE, which of course, means my husband. I had to change his name throughout to say 'my husband.' I couldn't have pictures of him in the book either. I left WWE and took pictures with Jon so he could be in the book as well. It's weird to be like, 'I'm cooking at home and here I am, a bachelorette.' You can't ignore the fact that people know that we're married. It was definitely a hindrance and a hurdle that I was willing to work around. Then it was like, 'Actually, I'm not gonna work here anymore and now I make adjustments,'" she stated.
When asked if WWE tried to keep the rights to her book because she was leaving the company, she replied, "I didn't have to fight them for the book because it was still my intellectual property, they just approved me doing it. I was nervous to tell the publisher because they're like, 'Cool, this person is from WWE.' 'Hey, by the way, I don't do that anymore, can we still put this out?' They were cool and supportive and everything worked out for the better. I feel the book is so much better being able to have those changes."
You can order Renee's cookbook through Amazon by clicking here.
Renee isn't the only author in her household as Moxley will be releasing his book in November. You can find more details on his upcoming autobiography by clicking here.
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