Renee Paquette is in no hurry to work for another wrestling company.
For many years, Renee Young was the female voice of WWE. She made history as the first-ever female to become a full-time commentator for the company during her time in the broadcast booth for Monday Night Raw.
In the summer of 2020, Renee Young announced she was leaving WWE to pursue outside ventures. Even though she has made her intentions clear, with her husband, Jon Moxley a featured player in AEW, many question how long it is until Renee Paquette is a part of the staff at AEW.
In a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, Renee once again addresses this hypothetical and jokes about potentially wrestling Brandi Rhodes and then setting up a future match between their soon-to-be-born children.
“I mean, I don't know, maybe I'll wrestle Brandi and then, like, our kids will wrestle, who knows? You know, that's the thing, too, you look at AEW. and I think everything you're doing is fantastic. I'm not saying I wouldn't do something there. I, for sure, would, if the right thing came up, but it's not the thing that I'm chasing down. I think my time in WWE was so great, and my time in wrestling has been so great, but I don't want to have that be the only thing that I do. I don't want to pigeonhole myself as just being 'the wrestling girl.' I'll always have that in my wheelhouse and have that be a thing that I lean on, but I think there's so many other things that I want to do that I think just going right to working in another wrestling company would, sort of, take away from my whole purpose of wanting to walk away.”
In regards to her husband, Renee says that when Jon Moxley left WWE in 2019 to join the emerging AEW, her job as a commentator in WWE actually became easier because she no longer had to balance the personal life she shared with Jon and the villainous character that Dean Ambrose was becoming on TV.
“Shockingly, no, it didn't [make life harder]. It actually made my life easier, to be honest, in the sense of like, one of the hardest parts was I had just started doing commentary when he came back from injury and he came back and was coming back as this heel character and God, calling my husband's matches while he is this whacky heel was a really hard spot to be in because some days I would get the feedback of, like, 'just call it like a wrestling match. You don't know him,' to then being like 'what did you guys have for dinner last night, or would you guys talk about at home over the weekend?' I had no idea how to really navigate that. So once he left, I was like, well, at least I don't have to deal with that anymore, thank God. But no, you know, I kind of kept waiting to see if people would maybe treat me a little differently, even just sitting in production meetings every week, like, are they going to want me in production meetings? I'm so privy to all the information going on in WWE, are they going to not want me to know this information so I'm not leaking information to my husband or something? But no, none of that ever really happened. If it did, it was a slow enough burn that I never noticed it.”
Renee Paquette and Jon Moxley are currently expecting their first child as Jon announced to the world during an episode of Dynamite.
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