Renee Paquette has revealed how her husband Jon Moxley was less than helpful ahead of her first appearance for AEW.
After current AEW World Champion Mox made the switch from WWE, it was always expected that broadcaster Renee Paquette, known as Renee Young during her time with her former employer, would follow suit.
Whilst it took longer than predicted, Paquette made her first appearance for AEW on the 12th October edition of Dynamite which took place in Toronto, both opening the show for the live crowd and providing backstage interviews.
In a recent discussion on the AEW Unrestricted Podcast, Renee Paquette has discussed how her husband gets himself completely in the zone on the day of the show, and she didn’t expect to see him at her side on that first day.
It’s funny because he’s very calm and collected with what he does.He has like his own energy throughout the day before a match. He is really in his zone doing his thing. So once I knew what I was doing on the show, I was like, ‘Okay, I can handle this. I’m ready to go.’ So, I’m like getting mic’d up, getting my ears in, and then all of a sudden he shows up at the monitor.
Paquette continued, explaining that whilst Moxley had good intentions they just made her more nervous about what she was about to do.
It’s like the person that’s closest to you, that’s the person that’s gonna stress you out more than anyone,” Paquette said. “So, Jon’s there, and Jon’s just like, ‘You got this, listen to them; you can hear them,’ like psyching me out. He thought he was pumping me up, but I’m like, ‘You’re actually kind of making me more nervous right now.’ He’s just there trying to be like supportive husband, and I’m like, ‘This is making me feel a little more stressed out.’
After interviewing MJF recently, Paquette gave her take on the impression ‘The Salt Of The Earth’ did of Jon Moxley.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.