Renee Paquette sounded too Canadian for WWE's liking.
On a recent edition of her Oral Sessions podcasts (clip seen above), the former WWE commentator was asked by a listener about accents, which prompted Renee to share the following story:
"So, I would just like to go on the record and say that I do not have a Canadian accent. I worked very hard to develop a non-regional dialect. When I first signed to WWE, they made me take classes to get rid of my Canadian accent. Which I'm sure was more than it is now, but it was very faint if any. I had to go into Manhattan once a week and sit with this woman and she would give me words I had to read during the week to make sure I didn't mispronounce vowels or some s**t."
Renee worked with WWE from 2012-2020, doing everything from backstage interviews to hosting Talking Smack. Before that, she worked as a broadcaster for The Score, hosting the popular wrestling recap show Aftermath, which also featured the future voice of NXT, Mauro Ranallo.
On the November 18 episode of AEW Dynamite, Paquette's husband, Jon Moxley revealed that the couple was expecting their first child together. Less than a month later, they would share that it's a baby girl on the way.
Renee is set to release a cookbook "Messy In The Kitchen: My Guide to Eating Deliciously, Hosting Fabulously, and Drinking Copiously" on May 18, 2021.