Renee Paquette has spoken about her reaction to husband Jon Moxley announcing their pregnancy live on AEW Dynamite.
Joining The Bellas Podcast, hosted by Nikki and Brie Bella, the artist formerly known as Renee Young talked about her spouse announcing their expected arrival as well as backing out of the Friday Night SmackDown Kickoff Show for its season premier and what we can expect from her in the not too distant future:
“We knew that we were pretty close to announcing that I was pregnant. And he was on the road, he was already in Jacksonville. And he was like, ‘So when are we going to tell people?’ And I was like, I figured over Thanksgiving or something. Literally, the day prior, I went and had one of my last ultrasounds. Everything looked good, and I was like, ‘Alright, we’re in the clear. I think we’re good to let people know.’ And he was like, ‘I think I’m going to say it in one of my promos.’ And I was like, ‘Huh? You are?!’ Because you guys know, he’s so private. He keeps to himself. But then I was like, you know what? I love that because it just takes the pressure off of me.
But I love that it wasn’t necessarily a promo to like, announce that he was going to be a dad. He was like, ‘Anyways, my wife’s at home pregnant. Now I’m going to go kick the s**t out of this guy!’ It was like, such a throwaway line that literally, right away, because he had pre-taped it, he was like, ‘It’s going to be on like any second.’ And I was waiting for the west coast feed of the show, so I was just kind of watching my phone, and right away, people were like, ‘Did I just hear that right?’ My phone just instantly blew up. Yeah, it was crazy.”
Recently, the pair revealed that they were expecting a daughter during a gender reveal party which made headlines. For Paquette, she’s content that her offspring will grow up around a wrestling ring thanks to Moxley stating his intent to continue as an active performer for the foreseeable future:
“You know that your kid is going to be around a wrestling ring,” Renee said. “It’s going to be a part of their lives, so I think it’s cool to have that moment that they’ll see. It’s just kind of cool because you know wrestling is going to be a common thread throughout their lives. Might as well start them off right off the bat.”
Shortly following the discovery that she was expecting, Renee Paquette was signed to do the WWE Friday Night SmackDown Kickoff Show of FOX. However, thanks to COVID-19 and wanting the best for her unborn child, the star backed out at the eleventh hour:
“I was supposed to do the kickoff show for the season premiere of SmackDown on FOX. I was supposed to fly to Orlando, and that’s when I asked Brie. I just didn’t know what to do about it. I was like, ‘Am I allowed to travel?’ Like, what does that look like? How careful do I have to be with everything? I mean, granted, I’ve already had COVID, so I’ve not tested my antibodies in a while. I’m assuming I still maybe have them but I don’t really know. Then I reached out to my doctor, too, who I was seeing at the time, and she was like, ‘You have to be so careful with everything, and it’s just not worth it.’ And Brie basically reiterated the same thing with just how careful you have to be.
Luckily, you know, everybody who I spoke to at FOX and whatnot, they were all so great and so receptive. They understood where I was coming from, and they helped me out big time with that. But yeah, I had to pull out of doing that show right away because of everything.”
Currently, Renee Paquette can be heard weekly as the host of the popular Oral Sessions Podcast.
Credit for the interview: The Bellas Podcast
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.