• Renee Young Reveals The Name That WWE Initially Pitched To Her
During a recent appearance on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, Renee Young talked about doing her first pro wrestling show, having a bad interview with WWE, being stressed out about having new ring name and more.
Below are the highlights:
On doing her first pro wrestling show:
“I was doing a whole bunch of different interviews, going down [and] doing stuff with the Raptors and with the Leafs, and stuff like ‘man-on-the-street’ kind of stuff. And then, they asked if I wanted to do a [pro] wrestling show and I was like, ‘okay’. And then, yeah, I had to do a whole bunch of research and figure everything out because we all know that wrestling fans can be somewhat fickle-minded. You can’t step on their toes in any manner, so I had to do a whole bunch of research and make sure I knew what I was talking about. And, yeah, a few years later, I moved to WWE. It’s very odd.”
On having a bad interview with WWE:
“The next week, my agent was like, ‘hey, WWE wants to bring you in.’ I was like, ‘okay, cool,’ went down, had, like, not a great audition with WWE by any stretch. I went for my audition, went and did commentary with [an unnamed former WWE commentator], which was brutal, brutalious, it was quite heinous. And I was like, ‘wait, what am I doing? What?’ And it was just a feeling of a lot of pressure figuring out what doing commentary does, which I still haven’t figured out, and they gave me a battery and they were like, ‘sell this to me.’ They put me through the gauntlet, so I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. Lo and behold, here I am and I got the job, you guys.”
On being stressed out about having new ring name:
“When I got the job, it was still a weeks weeks after that and I was going back and forth from like Stamford [Connecticut] to Toronto, and figuring out my visa, blah, blah, blah, whatever. And I got an email with my new name change, which was Renee Sterling and I was so stressed out about this. Yeah, it was Renee Sterling. I didn’t know that my name was going to change and that kind of threw me for a loop because, as [Edge and Christian] said, I was working in Canada before and had been on TV before, so I felt very odd about changing my name. And then, they let me give a few other name options and I ended up with Young.”
• Money In The Bank Qualifying Match On RAW
Below is what WWE posted:
Which Raw Superstars will join the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match?
“The Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match is really starting to take shape, with Raw’s Alexa Bliss and SmackDown LIVE’s Becky Lynch joining Ember Moon and Charlotte Flair in a match to determine who will get a Women’s Championship opportunity at the time and place of their choosing.
There are two Team Red opportunities remaining. Who will be next to qualify? We’ll find out on Raw.”
• Gimmick Change For SmackDown Live Star Coming At Money In The Bank 2018?
As we have noted before, Rusev is set to turn on Aiden English and end the “Rusev Day” gimmick.
According to WrestlingNewsCo, there’s a possibility that Rusev turns on English at Money In The Bank 2018 PPV and turns into a ruthless monster heel once again. This would mark the end of “Rusev Day”.
Rusev will be a part of the Men’s Money In The Bank ladder match at next month’s PPV.