Renee Jane Paquette, better known by her stage name Renee Young, is a Canadian commentator, interviewer, and an occasional actress. She currently works as a color commentator for the WWE in their Raw brand.
Renee Young was born in Toronto, Ontario but was raised up in Ajax, Ontario. Ever since her childhood days, she had been a model and her career in modeling bloomed from there. Curiously, she aspired to be a comedy actor after finishing high school. She moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19, to pursue a career in the unique field of improvisational comedy. She auditioned for several movies, music videos, TV series, creative ads, and commercials while there, but returned to Toronto after a while.
Renee Young's career in the wrestling industry officially began in 2009, when she started working for The Score Television Network. She worked as a presenter in the segment called Right After Wrestling, which was later renamed as Aftermath. She spent three years in her role in the segment, presenting alongside Arda Ocal and former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas.
Renee Young WWE Debut
In October 2012, Renee young officially signed with the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. It was here that she was rebranded and she assumed the stage name of Renee Young. She made her on-screen debut on the 29 March 2013 episode of SmackDown, interviewing Randy Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus. Young had previously performed interviews exclusively for WWE Active since February 2013, and had also presented the 2012 Survivor Series pre-show alongside Scott Stanford. Young debuted on the January 23 NXT as a backstage interviewer.
With spending more years in WWE Network and setting her work with more efficiency and determination, Renee Young was getting more responsibilities like being the third main presenter of the WWE Exclusive The JBL and Cole Show. The popular show was very much liked by all and it even got the Slammy Award for the Favorite Web Show of the Year.
Renee young made history in the NXT brand as she made her first appearance as a commentator in September of 2013. During her stint at NXT, she sparked as the color commentator on Divas matches. Her super voice and charisma made her get promoted to the position of a full-time commentator. Her work and her experience as a color commentator for the WWE matches made her the first full-time lady announcer in over a decade in the history of WWE.
On August 9, 2018, it was announced by WWE that Renee Young will join the commentary team for the August 13, 2018 episode of Raw in Greensboro, North Carolina, making Renee Young the first woman that has called an entire episode of Raw when Jonathan Coachman was on assignment. Her debut coincided with her real-life husband, Dean Ambrose's return from a lengthy triceps injury. Then, Renee Young officially become a replacement for Coachman when he became the WWE Kickoff Show host on September 3, 2018.
Dean Ambrose and Renee Young
As of March 2015, Renee Young confirmed that she was in a real-life relationship with WWE wrestler Jonathan Good, better known by his ring name Dean Ambrose. The two started dating in 2013 and were married on April 9, 2017. Their relationship is strong as ever and we see no rifts in the middle. In fact, she can be protective about her relationship with Ambrose, which was seen in a confrontation with The Miz, who was the Intercontinental Champion then.