Renée Paquette was a huge part of WWE Backstage, and then she left Vince McMahon’s promotion almost two years ago. Since then she has focused on her personal endeavors such as her own podcast and a YouTube channel. However, she is totally up for returning to her former company.
While speaking to NBC Sports Boston, Paquette expressed her desire to return to WWE as a full-time worker given the company gives her the right “opportunity.” She also said she missed her friends there. That being said, she also can’t rule out her husband, Jon Moxley’s, company. AEW has provided him with quite a lot of opportunities as well.
“Yeah, I mean, listen, if there’s one thing I’ve learned in pro wrestling, is you never say never,” Paquette admitted. “You never know what’s gonna happen and as I said, it’s not like I left WWE because I was like, screw this, I hate this, I don’t wanna be here [laughs]. Like, that was not how I left, that’s not why I left.
“So, yeah, I think if the right opportunity came up, of course, I would be all ears and be interested in that. There is a big part of me that misses it, of course, I miss it, I miss my friends, I miss, there are certain things that I miss. I’m sure within a second of being back, I’d be like, oh my God, I’m back into this again. But no, I think I would be open to the conversation depending on what it is. It would have to be the right thing, it would have to be something new and fresh and with good people.”
Paquette left WWE because of the cancelation of WWE Backstage and she felt that she had accomplished everything in the company. This is why she is unsure what she’d play if she were to return to her former promotion. Not only that she’s also open to joining AEW, where her husband Jon Moxley works.
“That’s the thing, I don’t know, is like what would I do? I don’t want to do commentary, I don’t think going to do backstage interviews is the move, so I think, again, it would have to be something different, something that I felt like was, ya know, using my skills in the best way. It’s trying to find that sweet spot, I love doing backstage interviews but I’ve done that for so long that I need to find what other things I can do. Ya know, if it’s like a cool sit-down interview or ya know, an expansion of something like The Sessions and being able to talk to the talent and do some, like, really great personality profiles.
“Like, stuff that I’m really into, yeah, I mean there’s stuff that I would love to do in coming up with, like, creative on what exactly that would be. But yeah, I would be into that, I mean, ya know, you look at both those worlds, it’s like WWE and AEW, WWE is the familiar thing that I know is a thing and that I have done that for the longest duration of my career, so of course, it’s always there but then you look at the things on AEW and they’re still, ya know, obviously my husband’s there and I still have a ton of other friends that are there, I’m there [AEW] more often than I’m not, I’m there very much. But yeah, I would be open to a conversation about that.”
Paquette made a special appearance in WWE twice after leaving the company, but that’s about it. We’ll have to see if WWE is even interested in bringing her back or if she ends up in AEW. In the end, Renee will continue doing what makes her happy.
h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription
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