As 2022 has progressed, Jon Moxley’s importance to AEW has only creased. The star became Interim AEW World Champion while CM Punk was injured in June and won the World Championship following the chaos following AEW All Out.
The first-ever three-time AEW World Champion has now also been joined in All Elite Wrestling by his wife Renee Paquette. The Canadian star made her debut on the October 12th edition of Dynamite in Toronto. The former Monday Night Raw announcer opened the show and received a huge ovation from the AEW faithful.
Jon Moxley Reflects On Renee Paquette’s AEW Debut
Speaking to Tony Pike & Rick Ucchino of Cincy 360, Moxley lifted the lid on the conversations he had with his wife before she arrived on the show. The star said that her joining him felt like a formality, while joking that she should listen to him, after he predicted she would get a huge reaction when she walked out.
I knew she was going to get a giant pop from the crowd. It’s funny, she asked me, ‘Should I introduce myself?’ ‘No, they know who you are. You don’t need to. Take a second or two because you’re coming out and there is going to be a giant reaction before you start talking.’ She’s like, ‘No.’ ‘I’m telling you.’ ‘No.’
Sure enough. I didn’t even see it, I wasn’t looking at the monitor, I was walking down the hallway when she actually stepped out, but I knew just from the sound of the audience, I could tell she walked out onto the stage.’ I heard a ‘AHHHH!’ That was the Renee pop, I knew it. Afterward, she was like, ‘Woah!’ ‘I told you. You gotta listen to me. I know this game.’
That was really cool. She’s been around this whole time and knows people at AEW and has been backstage. It’s been like, ‘You don’t work here? You don’t appear on camera?’ It felt like a formality. ‘You should probably just work here,'”
Renee Paquette worked with WWE from 2012, until August 2020. During her time with WWE, appearing under the name Renee Young, she worked in a variety of on-screen roles, becoming the first woman to hold a permanent position on the Monday Night Raw commentary team in 2018.
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