Renee Paquette will be watching Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) World Champion Jon Moxley vs. Nick Gage at GCW Fight Club on Oct. 9, but it won’t be easy.
All Elite Wrestling (AEW) star Moxley recently captured the GCW crown from Matt Cardona on Sept. 4. Paquette — who hosts Throwing Down w/ Renee & Miesha with former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women’s Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate on SiriusXM — revealed how she prepares to watch her husband engage in such violence.
“I just kind of grit my teeth and bear with it,” Paquette tells Shakiel Mahjouri for MMA Mania. “I watch everything because I’m mostly keeping an eye to see what level of insanity we’re really working with so I can yell at him once he gets back home. Because he scares the s—t out of me. Especially with a guy like Nick Gage. These two are going to absolutely push the envelope and do some terrifying things. But it’s his expression of art so I get to enjoy it all.”
Flipping the question, Paquette is asked how she thinks Moxley would handle Paquette taking up a mixed martial arts fight.
“How would you handle me in an MMA fight?” Paquette relayed the question to Moxley.
“I’d be in the corner f—king screaming. Let’s f—kin’ go,” Moxley replied. “I’d be up at 6 a.m. f—king running.”
Paquette laughed before adding, “He’d put me through my fight camp.”
Paquette got her big break on Canada’s The Score Television Network as one of the host’s of Right After Wrestling, a pro-wrestling studio show later renamed Aftermath. She reflected on working with ESPN’s Arda Ocal and famed combat sports commentary Mauro Ranallo on the program.
“It makes me so happy. It’s really so cool. It blows my mind to look back on it. I’ll use Arda as an example, everything he has been able to do,” she gushes. “Showing up on ESPN, that dude just works so hard. He just makes it work whether it’s him doing NHL, him covering video games, jumping on SportsCenter. He just finds a way to just get in there and get that work done. I couldn’t be more proud of him and the career that he’s been able to carve out for himself.
“Mauro Ranallo, one of the best voices in all of combat sports. The fact that I was able to start my career around him. That was one of my first experiences with being around anyone of his caliber. Even when he joined WWE for a little bit, it was so nice to be able to see him there and being able to reconnect with him and follow his career.
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