Renee Young Reportedly Will Leave WWE; Final Date with Company Unknown

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 19, 2020

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Longtime WWE host, interviewer and announcer Renee Young has reportedly told the company that she is leaving.

According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Young gave WWE her notice one week ago, but it isn't yet known when she will officially finish up with the company.

Young, 34, signed with WWE in 2012 after making a name for herself on a WWE recap show called Aftermath on the Score Television Network in Canada.

She has been a jack of all trades during her time in WWE and most famously became the first full-time female announcer in WWE history in 2018 when she joined the Raw announce team.

For the bulk of her WWE tenure, Young was tasked with hosting pay-per-view pre-show panels, which was an ideal role given her professionalism and bubbly personality. She also excelled as a backstage and in-ring interviewer.

Most recently, Young was the host of WWE Backstage on FS1. Young started in that position late last year and was essentially in charge of leading a rotating group of panelists that included Booker T, Christian, Page, Ember Moon, CM Punk and others.

The coronavirus pandemic impacted the show and resulted in FS1 announcing in June that it would no longer be a weekly program.

Before becoming a broadcaster, Young was involved with comedy and acting. She also has a background in covering sports outside of the pro wrestling world.

Back in 2014, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that ESPN was interested in making a play for Young.

Given her eclectic background and vast amount of experience in broadcasting, Young should have no shortage of potential opportunities inside or outside the wrestling business.

Young is married to AEW World champion Jon Moxley, who previously worked as Dean Ambrose in WWE, so there will be plenty of speculation regarding Young potentially joining Moxley in AEW.

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