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Renee Paquette Says Her WWE Non-Compete Clause Is “Nearly up”

Renee Paquette.

Renee Paquette has revealed that her lengthy WWE non-compete clause is nearly at an end.

Paquette signed with WWE in 2012, remaining with the company until August 2020. 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.

Speaking during a new appearance on the Wrestling Inc Daily, Paquette said that her non-compete clause is set to come to an end, adding that she still enjoys a good relationship with WWE.

“My non-compete with WWE is nearly up,”

“I still have a good standing relationship with WWE. There’s no ill-will or bad blood or anything like that,”

Despite having numerous on-wrestling projects underway, Paquette says that she never wants to separate herself from pro wrestling.

“I don’t ever want to separate myself from professional wrestling.”

“I know that’s where my fanbase comes from; I know that’s essentially going to always be my bread and butter — and I love that,” Paquette stated. “I love professional wrestling, so I’m not looking to ‘get away’ from it by any stretch.”

Ever since Paquette left WWE, many fans have expected the announcer to join her husband Jon Moxley in AEW. While podcaster admitted there are numerous possibilities available to her with the company, she says she hasn’t put much though into a move.

“Looking at AEW, I think there are endless opportunities of other things I could be doing over there, if that was to be something that came up down the line,” she said, “I’ve honestly not put much thought into it.”

Elsewhere during the appearance, Paquette took time to reflect on her career to date. The former RAW commentator revealed that she initially feared her career would have a very short shelf-life. However, she explained that she was thankful that there are now more opportunities for women, not only in wrestling, but in the wider sports media.

H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.