Renee Young Reveals the Reason for WWE Departure

Published 08/24/2020, 2:41 PM EDT


WWE is going through a series of changes within a short span of time – SummerSlam 2020 was a major success, Roman Reigns made his huge return, WWE ThunderDome blew everyone away, and Renee Young quit the company.

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It’s the last one that came across as a rude shock to the entire WWE Universe. Renee confirmed that she was leaving the company during the SummerSlam kickoff show.

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This was the first time she was seen on any WWE program after testing positive for COVID-19. It was a bittersweet feeling to have Young back on-air, only to confirm that she was quitting the company.

Renee Young bids her final farewell to WWE

After SummerSlam came to an end, Young took her farewell party from WWE to Instagram. In an emotional and heart-warming post, Young opened up about her journey to and within the company.

She took a ride down the memory lane and talked about the 8 years that she spent with the WWE. She talked about the shows she did, the hard work she put in, and the amazing family she found during her journey.

Lastly, before bidding her final goodbye, she gave her audience a glimpse into her future plans. To her, it will always be about pushing life forward with new pursuits and newer goals.

However, for now, she will reconnect with Renee Paquette (her real name), and give herself a reminder about why she started this journey.

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“I’ve had such an incredible run with WWE. It’s changed my life. But that all leads me to now. What’s next? Do I stay satisfied with what I’ve done? Or do I go in pursuit of new barriers and goals in mind? I always choose the latter. I have no idea what that means or looks like, but it’s time for me to go. Time to roll the dice again and shake things up, Time to light that fire again and forge on. Time to say bye to Renee Young and reconnect with Renee Paquette and remember why I started this journey to begin with.”

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This November would mark 8 years in WWE. 8 years!! An opportunity of a lifetime with a global company to learn, grow, make history and do things beyond my wildest dreams before I left Toronto for this adventure. I made friends, family- literally family- I met my husband here (what a fucking dreamboat) and people that will be a part of my life forever. I did things Icouldn’t have even imagined or dreamt up. From backstage interviews, a reality show, Talking Smack, being the first woman to be a part of a WWE broadcast in Saudi Arabia, tbeing the first woman to sit at the commentary desk full time on Monday Night Raw, calling Wrestlemania, anchoring a brand new show with Fox Sports (which you guys will still be able to catch me on!) I’ve been so lucky. But it’s also been a lot of my hard work, drive and passion that’s landed me in these amazing spots. I’ve had such an incredible run with WWE. It’s changed my life. But that all leads me to now. What’s next? Do I stay satisfied with what I’ve done? Or do I go in pursuit of new barriers and goals in mind? I always choose the latter. I have no idea what that means or looks like, but it’s time for me to go. Time to roll the dice again and shake things up. Time to light that fire again and forge on. Time to say bye to Renee Young and reconnect with Renee Paquette and remember why I started this journey to begin with. And as the ride slows down- as the world slows down, I see it as my opportunity to make a move. So I just wanted to say thanks to WWE and to the all the fans that have been so damn cool to me over the years. And send a crap ton of love to all of my people. I’m excited for the future! Thanks for everything ❤️

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There are predictions that she might join AEW – given that her husband, Jon Moxley, is currently working with the company

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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