Renee Young was thrust into a commentary position on WWE RAW. Learning in front of millions is always going to be stressful, especially when you’re on the longest running weekly episodic television show in history.
She last about a year in that position before being moved off. Then WWE and FS1 found a much better place for her on WWE Backstage.
As Renee Paquette spoke to Sunday Night’s Main Event, she said that her time on commentary started off great. Then she had no chance to improve because nobody knew how to teach her.
“It was interesting because when I first started, everyone was high-fiving and saying I knocked it out of the park. Vince is tweeting about it and it felt like it was a big success. But then my confidence went down, and I think that nobody knew how to produce me in that role. I don’t think anyone knew how to help me and it wasn’t for a lack of me wanting help. I was talking to a bunch of people trying to get better, and I want to be good at what I do but I wasn’t skilled in that area,” said Renee.
Renee Young wasn’t afforded the opportunity to go to the WWE Performance Center and learn in the lab like so many others. She had to make a new town each week and get on live commentary where each word she said was judged by millions.
Talking in sound bites didn’t work out for Renee Paquette. WWE Backstage was a much better fit for her because it allowed her to use those great hosting abilities. We’ll have to see what she does next, but it’s not likely going to be in a position that limits her words.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote