On the latest “Throwing Down with Renee and Miesha,” Renee Paquette addressed Bully Ray’s comments about Jon Moxley.
Renee said, “He’s obviously an incredible wrestler, but he’s an incredible person and an incredible man. I could not be more proud of him. I could not love this guy anymore. So to see him out there doing that was so great. And now to just — I hate even having to talk about this because it’s stupid and it’s annoying and I don’t even want to pay it any more attention. The whole thing, the Bully Ray thing, you know, I saw it all over my Twitter and I was like ‘do even address this?’ But it’s like that thing you know, people can talk sh*t about me all day long and whatever, it’s fine. You talk sh*t about my husband, you talk sh*t about my family, that becomes more personal to me and that bothers me more. It also bothers me because Bully is somebody who I’ve always really enjoyed. I’ve always really liked Bully. I always thought I had a good relationship with him despite other people not having a good relationship with him or him having burned bridges other places and leaving a bad taste in other people’s mouths. I’ve never had that situation with him so now to be on the receiving end of it, sucks. I’ve not talked to him since it’s all gone down. He certainly has my phone number. He certainly has my husband’s phone number. But like [Dave] Lagreca said he was out at Northeast wrestling over the weekend. I know Billy was with him.”
“So yeah, I mean, it sucks. So just for context for anyone who doesn’t know…Bully said that he thought that Jon should have apologized to the audience and apologized. [Bully said] he doesn’t necessarily have to apologize to the boys in the back and the girls in the back for the time that was taken off but people that have bought tickets and wanted to see Jon Moxley and blah, blah, blah. And there could not be a more bullsh*t trash take.
Renee continued, “He wanted Jon to apologize to the fans. He took time off to take care of himself. Him being there and having longevity in this business is plenty. The guy has already put his body through the wringer with the job that he does, with the style of wrestling that he works. Like I said, he loves wrestling, he loves wrestling, he loves this business…Honestly, my first reaction to it was like, I just thought it was like some shock jock sh*t and I was like ‘he doesn’t actually think that. There’s no way he actually believes that Jon needs to apologize for taking time off to better himself.’ By the way, three months is also nothing in the scope of what wrestling is, and also in the scope of his life. Three months is nothing so for him to go and do the things that he needed to do for himself, for our family and for our daughter, that’s for us. It’s not for anybody else. And I could not be more proud of him for doing that in a business that is so notorious with addiction issues. We’ve seen the untimely passing of so many wrestlers. It has been a thing that has affected the business for such a long time. It’s a stigma that comes with the business so the fact that Jon is one of those guys in the spot that he’s in, and he’s going against the grain and doing the things that he needs to do, I think speaks volumes to the fans, not even just the fans [but] the people inside the business, to the other boys in the back [and] to the girls in the back that might be going through a similar thing. It happens to so many people. It’s unfortunately so common. So he went into what he had to do and no apologies.”
“There’s part of me that’s like listen, people don’t know the full story, they don’t know what’s going on. So you can kind of plead ignorance to that to a certain degree and that’s fine. Bully has not apologized for it and I don’t even need Bully to apologize for and I assure you, Jon could give a sh*t. It’s annoying to even be talking about at this point. The fact that Jon is back in wrestling and he looks like a million bucks and he feels good.
Miesha Tate said, “So I still struggle sometimes to understand the entire dichotomy and dynamic of the pro wrestling world. But would there be any motivation for Bully to say something like that? And I mean, like any business–“.
Renee asserted that this is not an angle. She said, “There’s no payoff…this isn’t an angle. They’re not gonna have a payoff of like a match or anything like that…It just seems like a really sh*tty take.”
Renee also said that Jon had no clue about what Bully said until she mentioned it to him. She said, “And honestly, Jon didn’t even know about this until I said something to him at like 10 pm That day, like he had not a clue what was going on.”