On October 12 it was announced that Renee Paquette had officially signed with AEW. She made her debut on AEW Dynamite that night, welcoming the Toronto crowd to the show.
Paquette had been away from wrestling television since WWE SummerSlam 2020 when she left WWE to pursue other projects.
Speaking to Richard Deitsch on the Sports Media Podcast, Paquette discussed her contract with AEW.
"I've got a multiple year (deal). I have a three-year deal with AEW. Three years as talent and three-year producer contract. I have two different contracts," she said.
When asked about expanding her role in AEW, Paquette responded, "I would love for that role to evolve. The thing with AEW is it is a wrestling company, it is a matches heavy show, it's not necessarily about the broadcast in the way that WWE was. It's about great matches and showcasing talent in a different way. I love doing interviews and backstage interviews, especially working with younger talent that maybe has not been in that kind of situation before. There are so many people that I'm dying to do proper sit-down interviews with. I want to spend time with somebody and really unpeel those layers and figure out who some of these characters to push stories forward and give context to fans as to who some of these wrestlers are, even though some of these wrestlers are world renowned stars, if you're a casual fan you might not know who they are. I would love to provide more context in who they are. To do that on the television side is something I would love to do. As well as, finding other ways to expand my role throughout the show. I have a couple ideas of things I want to do and I'm hoping to have those conversations and maybe execute those things in the new year. I do think I bring a lot more value than just doing....I could do backstage interviews in my sleep. That's somewhere I would love to put on more of my producer hat and help get someone else brushed up to doing backstage interviews in their fullest capacity, whether on the wrestling or broadcasting side, to look at it from a different perspective is something I enjoy."
After signing with AEW, Paquette confirmed that she had conversations with WWE. You can find her comments on the WWE talks by clicking here.
Paquette is set to host a sitdown interview with Jamie Hayter on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite. You can find the current lineup for the show by clicking here.
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