All Elite Wrestling (AEW) announced on October 12, 2022 that Renee Paquette officially signed with the company, and later that night on AEW Dynamite, she made her promotion debut.
Before joining AEW, Paquette wasn’t involved with professional wrestling since her last appearance in WWE at their SummerSlam Premium Live Event in 2020. After the PLE, she left the company to pursue other opportunities.
Appearing on “Excuse Me” for an interview with Vickie Guerrero, Renee Paquette spoke about how she was actually talking to WWE before ultimately making the decision to sign with AEW.
“I had been talking to WWE, that had gotten leaked out before I debuted with AEW, I had been having conversations with WWE about all the things they have going on over there. The more I was thinking about it and figuring out what that looks like and what the future looks like, I was like, ‘No, I want to be in AEW.’ I want to be part of this company that is growing and developing. I want to help.
Renee Paquette continued:
I want to help lend whatever knowledge I have in this space to make things good, I want to do a good job, I want to be on the road with my husband, that makes life easier. It was more so that and it was more conversations Jon and I were having. That was one of those first big moments, ‘We have to make a decision as a family.’ Not that I can’t do what I want, if that’s what I decided to do, it would have been fine, but you have family conversations about what makes the most sense for everyone.”