After nearly eight years with WWE, Renee Young closed the curtain on her WWE career once and for all. Yesterday’s work at SummerSlam was her last obligation with the company.
“An opportunity of a lifetime with a global company to learn, grow, make history and do things beyond my wildest dreams before I left Toronto for this adventure,” Young wrote in a long post on Instagram describing her time in WWE.
Young wrote that she did things that she couldn’t have ever imagined or dreamt of, including backstage interviews, hosting Talking Smack, be part of a reality show, travel to Saudi Arabia to commentate a pay-per-view, being the first woman to sit at the commentary desk full time for WWE’s flagship show, called WrestleMania, and more. She also listed anchoring Backstage on FOX Sports, where she mentioned that we would still be able to see her on in the future.
“But it’s also been a lot of my hard work, drive and passion that’s landed me in these amazing spots. I’ve had such an incredible run with WWE. It’s changed my life. But that all leads me to now. What’s next? Do I stay satisfied with what I’ve done? Or do I go in pursuit of new barriers and goals in mind? I always choose the latter,” Young added.
She did not reveal what her next project is apart from saying bye to Renee Young and reconnect with Renee Paquette, her real name.
“So I just wanted to say thanks to WWE and to the all the fans that have been so damn cool to me over the years. And send a crap ton of love to all of my people. I’m excited for the future! Thanks for everything.”