“Hunter Kept Checking In”- Renee Paquette Reveals Triple H Wanted to Help Jon Moxley after his Injury in NJPW

Published 06/30/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


Former WWE superstars Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, now Jessica McKay and Cassie Lee appeared on Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast. Like Renee, Cassie Lee’s husband Shawn Spears works for AEW while she wrestled in WWE. Based on this, Renee narrated an incident involving her husband, Jon Moxley and WWE COO Triple H.

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Triple H offered to help Jon Moxley after he left WWE

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With the rise of AEW, we’ve witnessed many cross-promotion relationships. From Adam Cole and Britt Baker to Miro and Lana, and now Charlotte Flair and Andrade El Idolo, it’s an occurrence both companies have become used to. However, the biggest AEW-WWE relationship was Jon Moxley and Renee Paquette’s.

When Moxley left for AEW, Renee continued working for WWE and even got bumped up to a commentator role on Raw. There was never any animosity because of Moxley’s deflection. Speaking to Cassie Lee on Oral Sessions, whose husband, the former Tye Dillinger is an AEW talent, she narrated an incident from the time Jon Moxley suffered an injury in New Japan.

“Even when Jon left, there was times that Hunter pulled me aside because Jon was injured when he came back from New Japan. Hunter kept checking in to make sure that Jon was okay. If he needed anything, they would have been able to help him in any kind of capacity.”

“So it was nice to know that, that olive branch was still extended, and it wasn’t that heat-seeking thing that everybody thinks that it is. We’ve all spent so much time together and nothing bad went down.”

What was Moxley’s injury like?

TOKYO, JAPAN – JANUARY 05: Jon Moxley of United States celebrates the victory during the New Japan Pro-Wrestling ‘Wrestle Kingdom 14’ at the Tokyo Dome. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
When Jon Moxley left WWE, he took his talents to AEW and then New Japan Pro Wrestling. In his first match in NJPW, ‘Death Rider‘ defeated Juice Robinson for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship. He even competed in the coveted G1 Climax, going on a five match unbeaten streak.

Along the way, he beat several New Japan greats. The list includes current IWGP World Champion Shingo Takagi, former double champion Tetsuya Naito and Tomohiro Ishii. Unfortunately, he suffered a crippling MRSA staph infection in his elbow. Because of this, he pulled out of his gigantic AEW All Out match with Kenny Omega.

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It is awfully touching that Triple H offered to help Moxley, even after his exit from the company. His career has only sky-rocketed post his release, and he won Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Best Wrestler of 2020 award. But the Triple H’s kindness proved that the rivalry between AEW and WWE isn’t as dramatic as it seems.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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