“There Wasn’t Much Else for Me to Do There” – Renee Young Opens up on Her Decision to Quit WWE

Published 01/21/2021, 11:17 PM EST
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)


Renee Paquette needs no introduction for wrestling fans. The former Renee Young is famous for her time in the WWE as a backstage interviewer and a commentator.

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Renee left WWE in late 2020 after eight years with the company, and she finally revealed the real reason she parted ways with the promotion.

AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 15: WWE Host Renee Young speaks onstage at ‘Hit A Home Run With Content Creation And Streaming’ during the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on March 15, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)

Why did Renee Paquette leave WWE?

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Renee recently joined Chris Van Vliet on his podcast discussing a plethora of things, including her WWE release. Chris asked her when she legit thought about leaving WWE.

Renee instantly replied, “I think it’s probably like two, three years ago, I had asked for my release from WWE. Because it felt like there really wasn’t much else for me to do there. I’d been doing all these backstage interviews, hosting a bunch of different network shows, been doing commentary and coming off of commentary.”

Renee said that she felt like she had no chance of achieving anything more in the WWE as she wasn’t a wrestler, and despite all the work, it was still a wrestling company.

Renee diversified her skills in WWE

WWE did not grant her a release immediately. This also allowed Renee to step up and grow more by doing commentary and a few other ventures.

“Had I actually have left that first time. I don’t think that my time there or my career, there would have been what it is now. I mean, obviously wouldn’t have time has been spent and more important things have been done. But I’m glad that the time that I spent there I was able to really knock off some big bucket list things.”

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Renee’s time in the WWE was surely a memorable one. She made a lot of friends there, and even met her husband, Jon Moxley. WWE gave a lot to Renee, and we as fans are glad that we got to see her on our TV screens.

Fans are speculating a move to AEW as Jon Moxley is currently signed to the promotion. But when you think about the reason she left WWE, it’s doubtful she would sign with AEW and end up doing the same thing that she did in the WWE.

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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