Renee Young recently appeared on Booker T's Heated Conversations podcast, and talked about being a cast member on Total Divas, being on the road with her boyfriend Dean Ambrose, and maybe one day wrestling for WWE.
Renee is a new cast member this season on Total Divas, and has become a new fan favorite, but she didn't exactly take to being filmed at all hours of the day like a duck to water.
“The main thing that was weird to me when I started doing (Total Divas) was you have cameras on you all the time and, like, we’re on TV all the time and we’re used to having cameras around all the time, but it’s a different thing when they’re filming you when you’re out to dinner and you’re having a cocktail and you start getting a little bit of loose lips when you’re out there hanging out. But the weird thing would be I would fall asleep and wake up after having said cocktails, like, ‘ah! Are the cameras still on me? What am I wearing? What’s happening?’ It puts you on a little bit of a different mindset. But, I mean, overall though, it’s such a great experience. It’s great to have this other fanbase to tap into. The show is so popular. Yeah, I’m really happy to be able to join the cast.”
Renee was moved to Smackdown exclusively after the brand split this year, where she hosts "Talking Smack," which means she's able to spend time with her boyfriend Dean Ambrose, a Smackdown superstar.
“Luckily for me, I get to travel with my boyfriend as well, so him and I get to do all these things together. I mean, you know from experience as well of how much better that can make being on the road when you’re doing that stuff. It’s great. I think it’s great because, I mean, if I wasn’t on the road with him, and, I mean, there [are] tons of relationships here in WWE. We just have a different understanding. I see what he’s going through. I understand there are times when he needs to take a moment and be in his Dean Ambrose mode and do his thing. But, I mean, for the most part, we have our own memories we get to create being together all over the world. We’ve shut down hotels and hotel bars all over the world. So it’s so awesome we get to do that and then we get to go home together and go, ‘cool, now do you want to just go around the corner and grab a sandwich or something?’ You get both sides of it. It’s perfect. I love it.”
When asked about possibly wrestling a match for the company one day, she seems to the anything is possible. “With anything with WWE, you’ve got to be prepared for anything. How do I know Vince isn’t going to call me and go, ‘hey, PS, you’re going to be in the eight-woman tag match – you’d better know how to throw a dropkick’? Do I have any training under my belt? Absolutely not.”
So it seems that the answer to that "can you throw a dropkick" question would be no.
Renee clarified that, “it’s more so being open to the idea of doing something like that just in case.”
Total Divas airs Wednesday nights on E! and Talking Smack is on every Tuesday after Smackdown on the WWE Network.