Following an 8-year stint in WWE, Renee Young quit the juggernaut promotion over SummerSlam weekend amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Young bid the WWE universe farewell during The Biggest Party of Summer but her time in the company had presumably wound down long ago.
During a recent interview with Sports Media, Renee Paquette revealed to have lost steam following her disappointing commentary role on RAW.
She did start off on a high note but things didn’t go as expected and WWE soon dropped her from the announcers’ team.
“I definitely felt like I lost steam but couldn’t quite put my finger on why. I really felt like they were giving me the keys to the castle and everyone was supportive, but once my run on commentary ended up not being what everyone thought it would – certainly wasn’t what I had hoped it would be – they just ended up kicking me back to Fox to do my thing. Which was fine, but I just felt lost.”
Despite being a trailblazer, there was very little Young could do after WWE sent her back to FOX.
While she was presented as the lead host on WWE Backstage, FOX soon dropped the talk show following a disappointing run.
“Everything outside of RAW commentary and hosting a show on Fox just seemed like a step back. I felt like I was just spinning my wheels and there was nowhere to go. I was always the ‘A’ person in a broadcast for the majority of my career, and now all of a sudden, I’m the third voice at a commentary table. Graves and Cole have been calling SmackDown for so long and cover everything wall-to-wall that by the time an opportunity came up, there wouldn’t be much left to say.”
Renee has a 90-day non-compete clause with WWE.
Following Miro’s shock debut on Dynamite, the pro wrestling community firmly believes that Paquette will soon join her husband Jon Moxley in AEW.