After an impressive 8-year stint in WWE, Renee Young is reportedly all set to leave the company following SummerSlam weekend.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the possible reason behind Young’s impending departure from Vince McMahon’s promotion.
“She gave notice last week. This weekend coming up is her last weekend with the company, which would be interesting to see what role they have or, normally they don’t let people say goodbye, but we’ll see.”
“Generally speaking, on something like a SummerSlam, she is usually the head of the pre-show panel. So, you know, we’ll see if they put her on. The word is out that she’s gone, so they decide not to but I don’t know.”
In the past, WWE hasn’t allowed its Superstars/employees to bid farewell on-screen (albeit some exceptions), and it remains to be seen whether Young would get an opportunity to say goodbye to the WWE Universe on the SummerSlam pre-show this Sunday.
Meltzer further noted that the whole COVID-19 situation could’ve played a huge role in Renee’s decision to quit WWE all of a sudden.
In June, the 34-year-old on-screen personality tested positive for the novel coronavirus following which she didn’t get any call from the WWE higher-ups. Many employees and talents who had contracted the virus were also unhappy for not getting calls from WWE.
“As far as the reason, I mean, if you look at the timing, I think it’s pretty safe to say that the whole COVID thing is probably a huge part of this, just you know, again, she wasn’t the only one. There were a lot of people who got COVID and a lot of people never got calls from the top people in the company and several of them were unhappy, but you know her situation is different.”
Meltzer also mentioned that Renee’s outstanding track record is bound to fetch her numerous lucrative offers. The former WWE Backstage host could potentially end up in AEW where her husband Jon Moxley is earning a whopping $6million/year.