Renee Young Reflects On Her Time In WWE

On the WWE Summerslam Kick-Off show, Renee Young confirmed she would be leaving WWE. 

Renee had been with WWE since 2012 and filled multiple roles including interviewer, host of WWE Backstage, host of various WWE panels, Raw announcer, doing work for WWE digital and more. 

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Taking to Instagram, Renee reflected on her time in WWE and pondered her future. 


This November would mark 8 years in WWE. 8 years!! An opportunity of a lifetime with a global company to learn, grow, make history and do things beyond my wildest dreams before I left Toronto for this adventure. I made friends, family- literally family- I met my husband here (what a fucking dreamboat) and people that will be a part of my life forever. I did things Icouldn’t have even imagined or dreamt up. From backstage interviews, a reality show, Talking Smack, being the first woman to be a part of a WWE broadcast in Saudi Arabia, tbeing the first woman to sit at the commentary desk full time on Monday Night Raw, calling Wrestlemania, anchoring a brand new show with Fox Sports (which you guys will still be able to catch me on!) I’ve been so lucky. But it’s also been a lot of my hard work, drive and passion that’s landed me in these amazing spots. I’ve had such an incredible run with WWE. It’s changed my life. But that all leads me to now. What’s next? Do I stay satisfied with what I’ve done? Or do I go in pursuit of new barriers and goals in mind? I always choose the latter. I have no idea what that means or looks like, but it’s time for me to go. Time to roll the dice again and shake things up. Time to light that fire again and forge on. Time to say bye to Renee Young and reconnect with Renee Paquette and remember why I started this journey to begin with. And as the ride slows down- as the world slows down, I see it as my opportunity to make a move. So I just wanted to say thanks to WWE and to the all the fans that have been so damn cool to me over the years. And send a crap ton of love to all of my people. I’m excited for the future! Thanks for everything

A post shared by Renee Paquette (@reneeyoungwwe) on also wrote an article on Young leaving the company and thanked her for contributions.

From WWE:

Renee Young is saying goodbye to WWE.

After more than eight years, the versatile broadcaster shared the news of her departure, bidding the WWE Universe adieu.

From hosting the groundbreaking Talking Smack to making history as the first full-time female announcer on Raw, Young made her mark in several roles during her WWE tenure.

WWE thanks Renee for her contributions and wishes her the best.

Plenty of wrestlers took to social media following Renee's announcement to send her well wishes in her next chapter in life. You can find reactions to Renee leaving WWE by clicking here

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