Renee Young, the popular WWE Backstage Interviewer and host, recently revealed why she left WWE. The WWE is the largest wrestling promotion in the world and they pay their employees really well. Many casual fans do not understand why people leave WWE.
They do not know that WWE’s work environment is far from ideal. In fact many people think Young left because she wasn’t happy with how WWE was handling her.
Renee Young Reveals Why She Quit WWE
She stated during the Sunday Night’s Main Event podcast that she simply did not have anything left in WWE to do.
Also, her husband Jon Moxley is now part of All Elite Wrestling. AEW is currently trying to beat WWE NXT in ratings. They are the only ones that can beat WWE. "I've been there for eight years and I kinda did everything I could possibly do.
I felt like I was bouncing around and continually trying to carve this path out for myself and I feel like I hit my ceiling," admitted Renee. "My strength is being a TV host and as I've realized more and more that after doing commentary for a year plus, that was really rocky for me.
I didn't enjoy doing it and then not really having a solid role on SmackDown when I was listed as being a Special Contributor, whatever that's supposed to mean. Then that never actually turned out to mean something.
"I felt like they didn't know what to do with me either. Just having me on TV and doing backstage interviews again felt like a step back and there was just nowhere for me to go. There was nothing for me to do anymore especially when Backstage got canceled with FS1.
I was really enjoying doing that and I'm gonna still be doing stuff with FOX going forward so that's really cool. I feel like I had checked all of the boxes and I turned over every card that I could there. I didn't want to waste any more time.
I'm about to turn 35 and I've done a bunch of stuff there so it's time to move on. If I wanna keep growing and getting better and finding a bigger platform to be on, I felt like that wasn't the place to do it anymore”.
Renee Young was extremely popular. Some reports suggested that even ESPN was interested in hiring her at one point. Young might actually join AEW, though it is highly unlikely as she kind of suggested that she doesn’t wish to be part of the wrestling business anymore.