“I’m Not Like That” – Renee Paquette Distances Herself From Toxic Fans Caught in WWE-AEW War

Published 08/09/2021, 3:02 PM EDT


The wrestling world has finally produced an alternative to toppling the monopoly of WWE in the name of AEW, and wrestling fans are already taking sides. Fans have been vocal about both companies praising their favorite brand’s pros and taunting their opponent’s flaws. However, this division in fans who vocally support one company over the other is slowly widening apart as days pass by. Former WWE presenter Renee Paquette recently stated that fans have been asking her to pick sides as her husband, Jon Moxley, is a VIP at AEW.

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Renee Paquette reveals fans want her to declare an allegiance

Renee Paquette, famously known as Renee Young in WWE, was one of the most popular presenters at WWE. The Canadian-American TV host has worked as a commentator, presenter, and interviewer at WWE. In addition, she was praised for hosting great backstage shows such as Talking Smack and WWE Backstage, which were very popular among fans.

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Renee, who is currently not working at WWE, is constantly nagged by fans to choose a side between WWE or AEW. Renee, who is married to Jon Moxley, is being asked to pick AEW by fans as her husband is one of the show’s top stars. But Renee, in her recent interview with Wrestling Inc, has asked fans to look at the bigger picture as both companies are showcasing great wrestling, and fans can watch both rather than picking one.

Renee added, “It does very much feel like you’re either ‘in’ or you’re ‘out,’ whether it’s WWE or AEW. Wrestling fans, they very much so want to take a side. They want it to be ‘us vs. them,’ WWE vs. AEW, however, you want to look at that.” Paquette further stated– “It seems like you’ve drawn your line in the sand, where you’re like, ‘I love this and hate this.’ I’m not like that!. It’s all wrestling; you can watch both. They’re all on different nights.”

Fans are longing for an Attitude Era reboot

Fans choosing sides and showing allegiance to the brand they love shows that having an alternative is always best for wrestling. The emergence and the surprise of AEW have certainly reached the ears of the bigwigs of WWE. Both companies are throwing in their tricks from their books to topple each other.

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The emergence of AEW has certainly helped those fans who felt WWE treated them as customers rather than actual fans.

For AEW to go head to head with WWE, the brand needs to improve drastically in all aspects of wrestling. There has to be improvement on business side and the talent depth. However, fans are happy with the direction that AEW is heading towards. Hence they trust the company to do the right thing and match with WWE.

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WWE Chairman Vince McMahon recently stated that AEW is nowhere near a competitor compared to WCW. Vince’s comments may be true, but wrestling fans desperately want something similar to what happened during the Attitude Era. All their hopes are in AEW.

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Shijas Muhammed

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Shijas Muhammed is a WWE and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. Making his way into the final stage of his bachelor's degree, Shijas has been a lifelong WWE fan. He was captivated by the Attitude Era of WWE because of its star-studded locker room.

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