Renee Paquette has confirmed that she actually has two contracts with AEW, with one being for the role of producer.
After plenty of speculation, Renee Paquette was officially announced as being All Elite ahead of the 12th October 2022 edition of AEW Dynamite, where she then went on to welcome the crowd to the arena, and has since been regularly featured on the company’s programming as a backstage interviewer.
However, in a discussion with Richard Deitsch on the Sports Media Podcast, Renee Paquette confirmed that she not only has a contract as an on-screen talent but also as a producer, and noted that both roles are for three years.
I’ve got a multiple year (deal). I have a three-year deal with AEW. Three years as talent and three-year producer contract. I have two different contracts.
Continuing on, Paquette went in to more detail on what she hopes to achieve in these roles, as well as what draws her to being able to do it as part of AEW.
I would love for that role to evolve. The thing with AEW is it is a wrestling company, it is a matches heavy show, it’s not necessarily about the broadcast in the way that WWE was. It’s about great matches and showcasing talent in a different way. I love doing interviews and backstage interviews, especially working with younger talent that maybe has not been in that kind of situation before.
There are so many people that I’m dying to do proper sit-down interviews with. I want to spend time with somebody and really unpeel those layers and figure out who some of these characters to push stories forward and give context to fans as to who some of these wrestlers are, even though some of these wrestlers are world renowned stars, if you’re a casual fan you might not know who they are. I would love to provide more context in who they are. To do that on the television side is something I would love to do.
As well as, finding other ways to expand my role throughout the show. I have a couple ideas of things I want to do and I’m hoping to have those conversations and maybe execute those things in the new year. I do think I bring a lot more value than just doing….I could do backstage interviews in my sleep. That’s somewhere I would love to put on more of my producer hat and help get someone else brushed up to doing backstage interviews in their fullest capacity, whether on the wrestling or broadcasting side, to look at it from a different perspective is something I enjoy.
Despite now joining her husband Jon Moxley in AEW, Renee Paquette has confirmed that she held talks with WWE prior to making the decision.
With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.