Renee Paquette Bashes WWE Over the “Horrible Mismanagement” After Shocking Releases

Published 06/03/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 20: WWE anouncer Renee Young attends the WWE, Facebook, Dosomething.org and GLAAD Anti-Bullying Event at Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club on August 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)


WWE shocked the wrestling world with their sudden releases this Wednesday, June 2, 2021. The releases of prominent superstars caused a backlash from former WWE personnel most notably Renee Paquette (FKA Renee Young).

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The release list includes the likes of former Universal Champion Braun Strowman, newly packaged Aleister Black, Women’s Tag Team heavyweight Ruby Riott, Lana, Murphy (FKA Buddy Murphy). Multiple reports came up about the reason for the shocking releases.

Former WWE commentator and backstage host Renee Paquette soon criticized WWE for its demeanor. “What a horrible mismanagement of some really talented people. Sucks,” Paquette wrote on Twitter.

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Perhaps the most shocking release of the bunch goes to Aleister Black. After months of inactivity, he finally got a new gimmick and debuted on SmackDown a couple of weeks back. But he was also let go.

One fan asked Renee to invite Black for one of her podcast episodes for Oral Sessions. To this, she replied, Black can come over “any time he wants.”

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What is the reason for the WWE releases?

There have been many speculations about the releases. Several industry insiders have acquired knowledge about the situation and gave out several reports.

Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful reported that Strowman’s release was a result of his “heavy contract.” With WWE soon going on the road again, the management is minimising their expenses.

While some of the superstars (likely to be Riott, Lana, Murphy, and Santana) asked for their releases. Andrew Zarian reported this time WWE took a very different approach and cut them off immediately.

Although Murphy and Santana were stagnant in the roster, Ruby Riott and Lana regularly participated in tag team matches with Liv Morgan and Naomi, respectively. They even challenged the new Women’s tag team champions Natalya and Tamina.

Hence, the most shocking name on the list is Aleister Black. He even shared a post regarding his utter disbelief over the situation. “I’m gathering my thoughts as this was a complete left field for me as obviously we just started the dark father character but this was it.”

“Thank you so much WWE universe for allowing me to create and give you small bits of myself,” Black concluded. In a different tweet, Black revealed himself to be a ‘Paul Heyman guy and thanked Heyman for being on his side from Day 1.

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Hopefully, we will get to hear from these amazing talents soon. Let us know where do you see these people next in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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