Renee Young is a very popular former WWE backstage interviewer and she recently spoke about being her own worst critic. Renee Young quickly climbed the corporate ladder in WWE and she was given opportunity after opportunity to shine in WWE.
She started as a backstage commentator but quickly started hosting various WWE shows.
Renee Young Speaks About Being Her Own Worst Critic
She also joined the commentary table alongside other WWE commentators, though that part of her career was short lived.
Her last gig in the WWE saw her host WWE Backstage which was a show that was aired on FS1. FS1 pulled the plug on the show after the pandemic started, and Renee is no longer part of WWE. Her run in the WWE lasted for 8 years.
During an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Young spoke about being her own worst critic. “I’m obviously my own worst critic, but I’m also a bit of a perfectionist. I don’t like not being great at something.
When you’re doing something you’ve never done before on the biggest stage, that microscope becomes very fine. Trying to learn that and learn that on the fly – they gave you the spot and it was like, ‘go do it,’” recalled Renee.
“I would try to pick Paul Heyman’s brain. I would sit and talk to Corey Graves. I would talk to Michael Cole who was always so sweet, but he would give me tips along the way. Tom Phillips was great. He would text me during the shows.
Even Jim Ross would reach out and check on me”. Before joining WWE, Renee worked as a broadcaster. She joined WWE in 2012. She stated that WWE actually helped her resolve an issue that she was facing at that time. “WWE was very great to me in the sense that they got me a visa.
I had a really hard time getting a visa before WWE. I tried to get one when I was working at The Score. I found this crook of an entertainment lawyer that was like, ‘I’ll get you a visa, no problem’. So, I paid him five grand, which I did not have at the time.
He didn’t get it for me; it didn’t go through. I got flagged. I still kind of get flagged for stuff when I update my visa,” stated Renee Young. “That kind of put such a damper on everything. When I got the job with WWE and they were like, ‘We’ll take care of your visa stuff.
You don’t have to do it’. They did my visa. They got me my green card. They did all of that stuff”.