Renee Young Talks Jon Moxley Being In AEW, Getting Hitched & The RAW Commentary Job
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Renee Young was the most recent guest on Chasing Glory With Lillian Garcia and the host of WWE Backstage touches upon a lot of topics, including her thoughts on how her and her husband Jon Moxley got married and then six months later, decided to make it official with a license.
“As much as it was a win and we knew we just wanted to like randomly do it whenever, we did have our marriage license for six months prior, so we had thought out there like, well, we know we can’t just randomly get married. We have to like actually make it legal. So yeah, when we were in Reno one day, I was with him on a live event and we woke up and were hung over and just like, what are we doing? We walked over to the city hall and we got our marriage license then. But yeah. Anyways, it was burning all in my pocket. I’m like, “All right, let’s do this. I’m ready.”
Renee also talks both the happiness she has for Jon as he’s living his best life as a pro wrestler in AEW, but also the few understandable frustrations she has with it too.
“It was easy for me. It sucked for me not having him on the road with me. My biggest issue was like, damn, we don’t get to travel together. You’re not in the hotel room when we finished the show. I miss having those moments, but …”
“He’s really happy. He has like a different energy to him. It’s crazy. Because I’ve only known WWE, Jon. Then once he was gone and now he’s like, oh my God, to the point that I’m like, “Can we stop talking about that?” Because he loves it. It’s his first love. He lives and breathes wrestling. He loves it. Yeah, he’s always making me watch Japanese wrestling or watching old school Terry Funk stuff that I’m like, “All right, I get it. I love it.” Yeah, he’s so happy. It’s cool to see him just bopping around thinking of different ideas and things that he wants to execute. It’s really cool.”
Renee also talks the developments as to how she became the first ever women’s commentator on WWE RAW:
“A lot of times I felt like I didn’t belong there, and I wanted to be like, I belong here. I earned this spot, this should be my spot. But I kept feeling like you like hear the background chatter of like, should I be there? Why is this woman in here calling this mat? She’s never been in the ring. What’s she going to bring to the table?”
“I just think in general. Say in general terms of me just sort of feeling like, oh my God. But there was a ton of support, an immense amount of support from a lot of people, and that was really, really cool, but you tend to be like, I want to listen to what the negative people are saying because I’m feeling insecure and weird about it. So they’re probably right. Yeah, it’s hard not to feel weird out there. When I went out to do my very first Raw broadcast, when it was like my audition, my trial, I was like, I’ve got this. I was so confident. I felt so good about it. I didn’t feel like I stumbled. I was ready to own that spot. It really felt like it was like the time, the preparation, everything came together, and it was my moment to go out there and do it and I felt great about it.”
(Transcription credit should go to Chasing Glory)
Plenty more from this interview with Lilian which you can watch below: