Renee Paquette did an interview with MMA Mania’s Shakiel Mahjouri to discuss a wide range of topics including Jon Moxley vs. Nick Gage at the GCW Fight Club event on October 9th. The following highlights were sent to us:
Renee Paquette prepares for Jon Moxley vs. Nick Gage:
“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.”
How Jon Moxley would handle Renee Paquette in an MMA fight:
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.”
Who Renee would have in her corner for an MMA fight:
“My husband [Moxley] for sure,” she tells MMAMania.com of who will be in her corner. “I feel like his s—t talking skills are something I need a little bit more. I just like his swagger for my entrance and feel like I can lean on him for that. Josh Barnett chimed in on Twitter saying he thinks he can scrounge up enough change from the couch cushion for me for this fight that I’m conjuring up. I think he would be a great person… I think Miesha would have to be the third, of course.
Renee’s dream walkout song:
“I would always joke that my walkout music would be ‘Bicycle Race’ by Queen,” she continued. “Maybe ‘Under Pressure’? I feel like you can’t go wrong with ‘Under Pressure,’ it’s a crowd-pleaser. People can really get behind it.”
Moxley chimes in: “F—k, that’s terrible,” Moxley chimes in. “‘Bicycle’ is better than that s—t.”
Renee’s dream celebrity opponent:
“I would say celebrity crossover fight. I guess it should be a woman. I kind of liken this to Tonya Harding when she started boxing, so maybe I can get Tonya Harding to dust off her boxing gloves and we can go at it. Not that we have any beef between us, to begin with, but because I’m basically modelling my pro-career off of her pro-fighting career.”
Renee on working with Mauro Ranallo and Arca Ocal on Right After Wrestling and Aftermath:
“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.