Jon Moxley cut a backstage promo during this week's AEW Dynamite where he reflected on his upcoming AEW World Championship defense on Dec. 2 against Kenny Omega. But in the middle of his promo, Moxley dropped a bombshell, revealing that his wife and former WWE personality Renee Paquette (fka Renee Young) is pregnant with their first child. The pair first started dating in 2013, then married in 2017.
Paquette left WWE following the SummerSlam pay-per-view back in August, later explaining that she felt there wasn't much left for her to do after spending eight years with the company.
A fight is a fight and when it comes down to it - Jon Moxley is ready to fight tooth & nail for his AEW World Championship.November 19, 2020
Paquette played off the reaction on Twitter.
What do you mean? 😜 pic.twitter.com/NP7PQu6M9h— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) November 19, 2020
Wrestlers and fans alike were quick to congratulate the pair.
I was so distracted by Kenny Omega leveraging his love of nerd shit into getting “Winter is Coming” as the tag line for his title match that I missed MOX AND RENEE ARE HAVING A BABY????— 🐯TIGER DRIVER🐯 (@TigerDriver9X) November 19, 2020
Excuse me while I go cry pic.twitter.com/JyU5UVTTZa— Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) November 19, 2020
"I don't know if there was a definitive 'I'm leaving now' [moment]," Young said while on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast back in September. "Backstage got canceled, I got COVID, a lot of s— just kind of happened... I'm at home, I get my diagnosis, that same day I found out that Backstage gets canceled. But it was really with Backstage being canceled that I was like, 'What am I doing? I'm not really doing anything anymore and my skill set of being a host, there's just nowhere for me to do it anymore. Even with Talking Smack coming back, I had heard the rumblings that Talking Smack was making its way back, I was planning on perhaps doing that. But I was like, 'You know what? I feel like I'm taking steps backward. I'm sorta spinning my wheels to go back and do a show. To not be doing it with [Daniel Bryan.] To not be doing it with [former WWE producer and VP of Television Production] Mike Mansury, who also is no longer with WWE. But that was sort of the magic of what that show was to me.
"It was all that stuff happening at once and just being like, 'What am I doing here? I've checked off all the things I've been able to do.' Stepping away from commentary ultimately left kind of a bad taste in my mouth," she continued. "So going to working for FOX was incredible, and I'll still be doing stuff for FOX as we're kind of figuring out what that looks like with WWE and FOX. But I'll still be working with them on that side of things, so that's cool. Just not really having any platforms with WWE and spinning my wheels, I'm turning 35. It's kind of s— or get off the boat. It's time to start making some other moves. Otherwise, I'm just going to stay here forever and not really be proud of my accomplishments anymore."