Renee Paquette Explains How WWE Made Her Take Classes To Get Rid Of Her Canadian Accent

Renee Paquette

Speaking on a recent episode of her podcast Oral Sessions, Renee Paquette detailed how when she first joined WWE they made her take classes to get rid of her Canadian accent.

During the show Paquette was asked by a fan about accents, she then went on to detail how she worked hard on learning how to have a non-regional dialect.

“So, I would just like to go on the record and say that I do not have a Canadian accent. I worked very hard to develop a non-regional dialect. When I first signed to WWE, they made me take classes to get rid of my Canadian accent. Which I’m sure was more than it is now, but it was very faint if any. I had to go into Manhattan once a week and sit with this woman and she would give me words I had to read during the week to make sure I didn’t mispronounce vowels or some s**t.”

During her time with WWE, Paquette, appearing under the name Renee Young, 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. The Toronto native left the company following SummerSlam in 2020, although she has appeared sporadically on WWE television since.

Paquette and her husband Jon Moxley are currently expecting their first child together, news which was announced to the world via a promo from Moxley on AEW Dynamite. It was a decision that Paquette later revealed that she loved as it took the pressure off her.

After leaving WWE, Paquette launched the Oral Sessions podcast, and will be releasing a cookbook titled “Messy In The Kitchen: My Guide to Eating Deliciously, Hosting Fabulously and Sipping Copiously” on May 18th 2021.

You can listen to the full episode of Oral Sessions here, with a h/t to Fightful for the transcription.