Renee Young has been appearing on WWE TV since 2012. She was first used as a backstage interviewer until WWE realized her full potential and have since promoted her to the host of all WWE Kick-Off shows and Talking Smack.
Renee also has her own show on the WWE Network called Unfiltered, a show where she talks to different WWE Superstars about their time in the business and asks the questions that usually don’t get asked.
When Renee interviewed The Miz a few weeks ago on SmackDown and actually slapped him after he revealed her personal relationship with Dean Ambrose to the WWE Universe, she seems to have grown in popularity amongst many fans, but there is a lot that these fans don’t know about the short blonde journalist.
Renee is a very educated woman and she would never get mixed up in something that she didn’t think she could handle. So recent hints about her making her in-ring debut could well be worth thinking about.
Here are 15 things that many WWE fans are unaware of when it comes to WWE’s most outspoken interviewer.
15. Shoe Problems
Renee has been seen on WWE TV many times, but whenever she is seen by the WWE Universe it is always when she is interviewing backstage and they never know that she isn’t actually wearing shoes. Renee has never been a fan of wearing shoes when she’s interviewing Superstars and it’s a running joke with many of them because they don’t understand her obsession.
Renee was in the ring interviewing Roman Reigns a few months ago and Reigns commented that Renee may be happier if she took her shoes off and she then smiled. It is thought that this was Triple H bantering with the star because he is also aware of her strange foot issue. At least we know Renee has a sense of humour and can laugh along with the boys.
14. Hollywood Ambition
Many people will argue with the following point, but wrestling is obviously acting. If you can’t act then you can’t be a wrestler. Wrestlers need to sell every move they deliver or take and if they don’t then it ruins the whole match.
It comes as no surprise then that Renee always wanted to be an actress. She trained and worked hard to be a part of the industry before she was signed by WWE in 2012. Obviously, her skills come into play a lot when she is acting like she is unaware of the outcomes of matches or who she thinks will be challenging next for championships. She even plays a good character in the current storyline with The Miz so technically she has achieved her dream already.
13. Total Divas Star
For someone who is only a backstage interviewer and kick off show host, Renee has certainly managed to stamp her name on the world of WWE. She is now a part of E! Reality series Total Divas and appears regularly with her boyfriend and former WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose.
The couple is fast becoming one of the best attractions on the show and many fans have stated that they hope they return for a second run with the series (this could change due to Ambrose and the fact that he is not entirely comfortable with the series). Renee has somehow gone from being an unknown person behind the scenes of WWE to a WWE “Diva” in the past few years, without having to step into the ring.
12. She’s Won A Slammy Award
That’s right, not only is Renee Young a Total Divas star without being a wrestler, but she has also won a coveted WWE Slammy Award as well. The annual awards are handed out at the end of every year and they are given to the most deserving stars in their own categories.
Renee won the award when she was part of the JBL and Cole show a few years ago. In fact, she became so much a part of the show that the name was changed to ‘The JBL and Cole show with Renee Young.’ Renee added something different to the show and helped them win the award back in 2014. Sure, it’s not ‘Match of the Year’ or anything like that but it goes to show that Renee is truly part of the WWE team
11. Relationship With Dean Ambrose
It’s something that the whole WWE Universe is now aware of thanks to The Miz, but Renee Young and Dean Ambrose have been dating for almost three years. The duo have been shown on Total Divas for the first time as a couple this year, but are otherwise very private with their relationship.
Ambrose and Young have appeared on WWE TV many times together and WWE have never actually hinted that there is a relationship between them, but it seems that moving forward there could be many more hints of this as well as a few cute couple moments. At least for the sake of this storyline with The Miz, Renee and Dean will likely showcase their relationship on SmackDown Live.