Renee Paquette

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Renee Young

Young at WrestleMania Axxess on April 3, 2014
Ring name(s) Renee Young
Billed height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Billed weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Born September 19, 1984 (1984-09-19) (age 30)
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Resides New York
Billed from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Debut 2012

Renee Paquette (born September 19, 1984) is a Canadian sports broadcaster. She is currently working with the WWE where she is known under the ring name Renee Young and does interviewing as well as commentating duties. Paquette first worked as a sportscaster for The Score, known now as Sportsnet 360.

Early life[change | change source]

She was born in Ajax, Ontario. She grew up in both Ajax and Whitby, Ontario.[1] She grew up as a WWE fan. When she was asked about it, she answered: "I was. I attended a few events and WrestleMania VI. My dad is a concert promoter and he’d get me into the events. I remember being backstage and meeting “Stone Cold” [Steve Austin], Triple H, Chyna and Trish [Stratus] as a kid, so it’s really funny to me that I ended up here. I went on a different path than wanting to become a WWE Superstar. I have a broadcasting and performance background."[2]

Career[change | change source]

The Score (2009–2012)[change | change source]

She started her career by working with The Score. While there, she worked on a programme called Right After Wrestling, later renamed Aftermath with Arda Ocal and former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas.[3]

WWE (2012–present)[change | change source]

In October 2012, Paquette signed with the WWE and was renamed under the ring name Renee Young.[4] She made her on-screen debut on the March 29, 2013 episode of SmackDown where she interviewed Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus.[5] She made her commentary debut on NXT in September 2013.[6] She is also a presenter on The JBL and Cole Show and hosts WWE Vintage Collection alongside WWE Hall of Famer Mean Gene Okerlund.

Renee is currently in a relationship with the WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose (former member of The Shield).

Awards[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Actress Renee Paquette puts laughs ahead of looks". Durham Region Daily. http://www.durhamregion.com/whatson-story/3471371-actress-renee-paquette-puts-laughs-ahead-of-looks/. Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  2. "Exclusive interview: Backstage with WWE's broadcasting beauty Renee Young". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/inside/renee-young-exclusive-interview-26174693. Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  3. "Aftermath's Paquette blazing a trail that started in grade school". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2012/02/10/19363741.html. Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  4. "Sat. Update: First Punk vs. Ryback match, Rutten Box Office, 69-year-old legend still packs a whallop, previews of tonight's Bonnar & Fitch matches, WWE signs new announcer, new WWE DVD". Wrestling Observer. http://www.f4wonline.com/component/content/article/27920. Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  5. "WWE Names 10 Stars Who Were Ahead Of Their Time, Renee Young On Her SmackDown Debut". Wrestling Inc.. http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2013/0329/561578/john-laurinaitis-discusses-his-smackdown-appearance/. Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  6. "Antonio Cesaro's Swing Featured On The Soup, Renee Young Does Commentary, Next NXT Tapings". Wrestling Inc.. http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2013/0913/565553/antonio-cesaro-featured-on-the-soup/. Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  7. "Daniel Bryan wins Superstar of the Year at the 2013 Slammy Awards". Digital Spy. http://www.digitalspy.ca/ustv/s216/wwe/news/a536881/daniel-bryan-wins-superstar-of-the-year-at-the-2013-slammy-awards.html#~oEtYmIBD3J4pDD. Retrieved 2014-05-16.

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