• Renee Young Explains Why She Joined AEW 2 Years After Leaving WWE
Renee Paquette (fka Renee Young) left the WWE two years ago. Her final WWE event was SummerSlam 2020.
Many fans thought she was going to join All Elite Wrestling right away, because her husband (current AEW World Champion Jon Moxley) works there.
However, it took over 2 years for her to join Tony Khan’s promotion. She made her official debut on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite.
On her podcast, Renee explained her decision to return to the pro-wrestling scene:
“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**king 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 (Moxley).
‘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 8 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.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 13, 1990) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Sports Arena in Toledo, Ohio and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1990’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Jim Duggan vs. Paul Diamond
– Demolition vs. Scott Colton, Earl Dennis & Brad Kramer
– Dusty Rhodes vs. Al Burke
– The Barbarian vs. Kent Carlson
– Orient Express vs. Ronnie Garvin & Major Yates
– Saba Simba vs. Black Bart