Renee Paquette is known for her time in WWE during 2012-2020 as a commentator, presenter, and interviewer under the ring name Renee Young. Obviously, some decisions are tougher to make than others.

She recently made an appearance on annual Wrestling Awards where she was asked to name her pick for the male Wrestler of the Year 2021.

She named both the WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and AEW star Bryan Danielson as the two best hopefuls before choosing Danielson as the best pick. She explained it was both his wrestling and the current version of Danielson which she considers to be his best.

“I’m torn between Roman Reigns and Bryan Danielson. I think what Roman has been able to do in terms of interest in that big, blockbuster name, you want to see what he’s going to do, I like character growth and development. Roman Reigns has been incredible to watch. Whoever he happens to be in a storyline with, I think he’s been so cool to watch and you can really feel him as sort of the standard-bearer pillar of WWE. He is that guy.


“And I know we’ve been told he’s that guy for a long time, but he is that guy right now. But now on the other side, you’ve got somebody like Bryan Danielson and I think when you’re talking professional wrestling, and not to take away the entertainment side of things, he’s fantastic at that as well, but when you’re talking just professional wrestling alone, he is the guy that everybody else looks to for inspiration.

“He’s a guy they look to see how holds are done, the different moves that he’s doing. And the fact that he showed up in AEW, that was another one that really blew people’s minds. I think everyone was like ‘is this happening? I this actually going to happen? We think it’s going to happen, but we’re not sure if it’s actually going to happen’

“So the fact that it did, and we get to see Bryan Danielson, the best version of him. You know, I think from all the things he’s been able to learn throughout his career from the independent scene to working for WWE and now being back. Taking all of those tools and just getting to be the best version of himself, like, we are so lucky that we get to watch this and witness this and be a part of this. The matches that him and Hangman have been able to have together were insane. So male wrestler of the year, I’m gonna give it to Bryan Danielson.”

When asked to pick the best babyface in 2021, Paquette went for his close friend the former WWE Champion Big E. Appreciating him both as a person and performer, Paquette noted that it was almost impossible for someone to dislike Big E.

“Big E all day, every day. That’s my guy. Big E with his championship run was incredible. He’s also just an exceptional human being. He’s an exceptional human being, he’s an exceptional professional wrestler. I thought he was an absolutely outstanding champion. I loved him at the tippy top of that company.

I think that that’s exactly where he belongs. In terms of like a big man that can move, that’s oddly flexible, he’s so great. He’s so entertaining, he’s so charming, he’s just that guy that everybody roots for. Nobody goes ‘ah, Big E is not really for me. I’m not a Big E guy.’ Nobody says that. Literally, those words don’t exist”

Both Danielson and Reigns had tremendous runs this year. It is only fitting for someone to have a hard time choosing between the two. While Reigns is all set to main event Wrestlemania in title vs title match, Danielson is currently busy persuading Jon Moxley to join forces with him.

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Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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