Renee Paquette spent eight years as part of WWE until her departure at SummerSlam in 2020. She parted ways with the company after FOX’s WWE Backstage show was cancelled. She recently recalled how she helped WWE superstars get back on track during promos.

Paquette, who went under the name Renee Young in WWE, was best known for interviewing superstars backstage and in the ring. During her stint as a backstage interviewer, WWE was renowned for scripted promos. Paquette spoke with Vickie Guerrero on Excuse Me on how she would do her best to ensure the talent are in their element.

“I love what I get to do, and not that I don’t think about it, I do, I think a lot about what I do and trying to do the best of my ability, but I also just get to have fun doing what I do. There is so much stuff of bringing stories forward, my big thing, especially when I’m doing interviews, it’s one thing if I’m hosting a kick-off show or post-show, that’s more broadcasting, when I’m doing interviews, that’s my role to make the wrestler feel as comfortable as possible,” 

Paquette aimed to provide as much comfort to the talent as she could. She went on to spoke how she would memorize long scripts to ensure she could have their backs if they started steering into the wrong direction.


“That’s something I take into consideration, making someone feel like I have their back and if someone stumbles on a line or whatever, if I need to give them a follow-up question, just in case, if we have time to fill, if I’m trying to keep them on track or steer them in a direction of what we know the story is going to be.

Sometimes, that happens, there would be times where, if there was somebody I was going to do a promo with, in-ring or a live backstage, and they have a two-page promo, I’m like, ‘there is a chance they get off-track and forget where they are.’ I would try to learn their promo as much as I could in case I needed to give a follow up question to get them back on track for what they needed to get out. It’s thinking on the spot, being prepared, and letting them know I can be there as a safety net.”

Paquette is currently signed on to AEW where she fills the role of backstage interviewer among other roles. She recently revealed how she was in talks with WWE before her debut on AEW Dynamite. For more updates, stay tuned to Ringside News

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Talha Asad Iqbal is an mechanical engineer who just loves everything wrestling. From spending his childhood collecting wrestling action figures to spending his adulthood writing about wrestling, he really seems to enjoy wrestling a bit too much. Outside wrestling and his work, he loves spending time in the gym and playing video games.

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