Renee Paquette details the behind-the-scenes atmosphere ahead of her signing to AEW
Renee Paquette detailed how the backstage atmosphere played a part in her signing with AEW.
The former WWE broadcaster made his debut at the first-ever Dynamite in Canada, with his signing announced by Tony Khan ahead of the show. She brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having worked as a WWE commentator, host and interviewer for nearly ten years.
During a recent episode of Sessions, Renee explained what it takes to get to AEW. She explained that there may have been concerns given her husband Jon Moxley’s position in the business.
“So I think it was more like they were talking about it. Because I don’t know if it was like, I think a lot of people just thought I was done with wrestling to some degree And maybe they didn’t want to ask me to do something that I didn’t want to do, or they didn’t want to step on Jon’s toes or any of those things, and those are all very real that could have been, I think it was just the timing of everything,” Paquette said. [H/T Inside the Ropes]
Renee kicked off Dynamite while interviewing Christian Cage before Luchasaurus’ clash with Jungle Boy. It was a fitting opening segment for her in the company, considering the show was set in her hometown of Toronto.
The new AEW signee explained what made her move
Paquette left WWE in 2020, a year after her husband’s departure. Twice after leaving, she returned to host shows for WWE, but she hadn’t committed to a role outside of her podcast until last week.
The former RAW commentator opened up about what made her join AEW. For her, it was a case of missing pro wrestling!
“So for that to happen, and now this opportunity with AEW… It lacks being around pro wrestling, it lacks that TV aspect of doing things,” Paquette added.
Paquette also hinted at his potential role in the promotion. It remains to be seen whether she will appear alongside her husband.
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