• Renee Young Reveals Her Experience Of Working A WWE PPV In Saudi Arabia
During a recent interview with WrestlingInc, former WWE announcer & interviewer Renee Young (now known as Renee Paquette) talked about being the first woman in WWE to work a televised show in Saudi Arabia.
Here’s what she said about her experience:
“I’ll never forget going to Saudi Arabia. Being the first woman on a broadcast with WWE and the only woman on the show, and walking out to our commentary desk and having little girls in Saudi Arabia in the crowds coming up. They knew my name, they wanted to say hi. That was something I’ll never forget. It was so cool.
Jon [Moxley] ended up coming with me, and Jon wasn’t booked on the show. He flew over there with me because you hear of all the customs of like, ‘You can’t go anywhere without a man from your family.’ I just wasn’t sure what I was walking into customs wise, and adjusting to a new country and understanding what their rules and regulations were. Even in terms of what I’m supposed to wear, how I am supposed to conduct myself. Honestly though the whole experience was incredible.
There’s nothing better than just being able to experience another part of the world, and experience how other people live and see the way these other women are living and see how quickly things are honestly really progressing over there.
As much as they’re behind us here obviously in the west, but seeing the stuff they’re able to do there now. The fact that women were at the shows and going out shopping and just being out in the community doing stuff.
I feel like everyone welcomed me with open arms. Just from the second I even got to the hotel to having people greeting us and being really excited. I had so many fans in Saudi Arabia that were just waiting for the WWE crew to show up. They were so happy to have a woman there. That made me feel really really good to be there and to be received like that.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 15, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
– Strike Force vs. Rick Gantner & Tony Ulysses
– The One Man Gang vs. Mario Mancini
– The Killer Bees vs. Terry Gibbs & “Iron” Mike Sharpe
– The Bolsheviks vs. Brady Boone & Billy Woods