Renee Paquette worked with WWE for eight years until she parted ways with the company back in the Summer of 2020. She parted ways with the company after FOX’s WWE Backstage show was cancelled.

Paquette kept herself busy with quite a few projects, both personal and professional. This includes her giving birth to her daughter and her going through various changes in life.

As seen on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, Renee Paquette made her shocking debut. While speaking on The Sessions, Paquette discussed her signing with AEW and said that she simply missed pro wrestling in general.

“It’s missing being around professional wrestling. It’s missing that TV aspect of doing things. I miss the crowds, I miss the lights, the outfits, and the aspect of putting on an actual show. I’m ready to get out of my f****** sweatpants is what I’m saying.


As much as I have been around a lot, I never really talked to Tony (Khan) about coming into AEW. A lot of it was, this is probably going to sound bad and I’m sure people are going to take this out of context, but honestly, a lot of it was talking to Jon. ‘Man, I want to get back into…I want to be back in the wrestling world. I miss doing stuff.’ As he’s thinking about what the shows look like and his role, most of our conversations were internally between Jon and I about figuring out that I want to do something and come back.

What that conversation is, how are we going to go about that? Him and Tony are obviously very close. They spend tons of time talking about things. It was more so them talking about it because I think a lot of people thought I was sort of done with wrestling to a degree, and maybe they didn’t want to ask me to do something that they thought I didn’t want to do or they didn’t want to step on Jon’s toes. Those are all very real things. It was just the timing of everything. I want to be there as a broadcaster, as a personality, I want to be able to help other people if they want or need help. I want to be an ear for people any way that I can and use my eight years of experience having worked in WWE to see how I can help in AEW.

It all happened really fast. All of a sudden, Jon and I had been talking about it and it felt like the next day, my manager is calling me, ‘They’re reaching out, the contract is coming through.’ Wow, that was a quick turnaround.”

The news of Renee Paquette signing with AEW was officially confirmed by Tony Khan on Twitter. Keep checking back with Ringside News for more from the world of pro wrestling.

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