Renee Jane Paquette is a Canadian-American television personality and host.
She is best known for her tenure in the WWE between 2012 and 2020 when she worked as a presenter, color commentator, and interviewer until eventually taking on the ring name Renee Young and providing backstage interviews and color commentary on the Raw brand.
Young participated in the primary cast of the reality television program Total Divas while she was a wrestler for the WWE. She worked as a sports commentator for The Score Television Network before joining WWE.
Renee Young’s Early Life
Patrice Renee Paquette On September 19, 1985, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After graduating from high school, she applied to many institutions and started taking improv comedy classes.
She traveled to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to seek a career as a comedy actor, but eventually returned to Toronto and began applying for roles in movies, music videos, and commercials there.
Frustrated by her lack of auditions, she switched her passion from acting to the radio.
Renee Young’s Personal Life
2013 saw the start of Paquette’s relationship with American professional wrestler Jonathan Good, also known as Jon Moxley and formerly Dean Ambrose. In the wee hours of April 9, 2017, they were wed in an impromptu ceremony at their Las Vegas home.
Paquette and Good made the first-time parent announcement in November 2020. On June 15, 2021, their daughter Nora Murphy Good was born.
The ice hockey team, the Vegas Golden Knights, is a favorite of Paquette’s.
Regarding her love of wrestling throughout her youth and adulthood, she remarked, “I went to a couple of occasions, including WrestleMania VI. My father would get me tickets to the events since he promotes concerts.
It’s funny to me that I’m here since I had memories of being backstage and meeting Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Chyna, and Trish Stratus when I was younger. Instead of following my dream of becoming a WWE Superstar, I choose another route.”
Paquette declared her citizenship as an American in March 2021. Her book Messy in the Kitchen: My Guide to Eating Deliciously, Hosting Fabulously, and Sipping Copiously was published in May.
Renee Young Became Commentator
Young, at 19 years old, moved to Los Angeles, California, and began doing improvised comedy. For The Score Television Network, she was employed.
Renee Young joined the WWE in 2012 and made her SmackDown interviewing debut in 2013. In 2013, she made her NXT commentary debut. She appeared in the reality television series Total Divas from 2015 to 2018.
She has also hosted or provided commentary for a number of other shows, including Total Bellas, Miz & Mrs., Gillette Drafted, WWE Tough Enough, WWE Talking Smack, and Gotta Grudge.
Young became the first woman to call an entire Raw episode on August 13, 2018, filling in for Jonathan Coachman as a guest commentator.
The following month, Young made a full-time commitment to the Raw commentary team and became the show’s first-ever permanent female commentator.
Renee Young’s WWE Journey
In October 2019, Young joined SmackDown as a “special contributor” and started collaborating with Booker T to host the brand-new studio show WWE Backstage on Fox Sports 1.
Michael Cole and Corey Graves missed the SmackDown program on November 1 due to travel problems after Crown Jewel, so Young stepped in to commentate. Young declared that SummerSlam 2020 would be her final performance for WWE and that she would be leaving the company.
Young claimed that the cancellation of WWE Backstage was the reason behind her departure from the company and that she believed she had done everything there.
In October 2012, Paquette joined the American professional wrestling organization WWE, where she was first given the ring name Renee Sterling. Prior to settling on the name Renee Young.
She made her debut as Scott Stanford’s co-host in the 2012 Survivor Series pre-show. Young then made his television debut as a backstage interviewer on the NXT program on January 23, 2013.
In February 2013, she started conducting interviews just for WWE Active. On the March 29 episode of SmackDown, Renee conducted interviews with Sheamus, Big Show, and Randy Orton.
Renee Young Host The Show
As part of the celebration of SmackDown on Fox’s second season, Paquette reprised her role as Renee Young for a special SmackDown pre-show on Friday, October 16. She and Booker T served as co-hosts of the opening show.
On January 30, 2021, episode of WWE Backstage, Paquette and her recurring co-hosts Paige and Booker T made a special appearance to promote the upcoming Royal Rumble.
Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, which is broadcast on all streaming and music platforms, was started by Paquette in 2021.
Renee Young’s YouTube Channel
She has started her own YouTube channel, Renee Paquette, where she posts full podcast episodes as well as video segments to go along with the audio episodes.
She also started hosting Throwing Down with Renee and Miesha on Sirius XM in September 2021 alongside former Strikeforce and UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate.
Renee Young’s Tv Shows
Prior to joining The Score, Paquette worked for BiteTV, where in 2008 and 2009 she hosted the extreme sports and music program Rippin’ It-N-Lippin’ It. She played a role in a Tom Green music video as well as an Oxy commercial.
Before that, she made a brief appearance in the 2005 Kelly Clarkson song “Behind These Hazel Eyes” music video. She further took part in a picture shoot for Toro Magazine and a national Noxzema advertisement.
Paquette debuted as a primary cast member of Total Divas’ sixth season in 2016. She had already made recurring appearances in a number of episodes. Alongside Stacy McGunnigle, she co-hosted the podcast Regular Girls.
Renee Young’s Net Worth
Renee Young is a Canadian sportscaster with a $6 million net worth.
She is most recognized for her work as a WWE on-air personality. When Young became the first female to call an entire episode of the television show Raw in 2018, she was hired as a color commentator for the program.
Renee Paquette is the genuine Renee Young. She has been providing entertainment for millions of WWE fans across the world as an interviewer on SmackDown, the company’s flagship program.
She also co-hosts the talk show Talking Smack, which airs following SmackDown. She is here collaborating with Daniel Bryan, a former WWE Superstar and general manager of the blue brand.
The Canadian has been affiliated with WWE since 2012. Presently, she is the host of the WWE Network program Unfiltered with Renee Young.
She plays a significant role on The JBL and Cole Show as well. The Slammy Award for Favorite Web Show of the Year went to that program.
Young’s interviews on the TV show of her enthralling, competent, and occasionally comic demeanor. With a $6 million net worth, she excels as an anchor for the WWE pay-per-view Pre-Show panels.