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Former Tag Team Champion Returns To WWE In Backstage Role

He explained during a recent interview with TVA Sports...

In recent years, WWE has hired a number of retired professional wrestlers as road agents. Anyone from The Hurricane to Abyss to Kurt Angle can be found working backstage in the company, and now WWE has hired a former Tag Team champion to add to the growing list.

During a recent interview with TVA Sports, Sylvain Grenier confirmed he had been hired as a producer. He explained he met with Kevin Dunn back in April who asked him if he would be interested in being a road agent, and after a few months thinking about it, Grenier took him up on the offer. He explained he was currently in training but that his role was to "twister" the talents' ideas so that Vince McMahon's vision comes through in their matches.

Grenier said: "When WWE came to Montreal in April 2019, I went to meet Kevin Dunn to ask him for pictures of the time I won the tag team titles at the Bell Center. I needed it for the intro to my new fitness TV show. We started talking about things and others and he told me that the company was looking for agents. I had just had a child, I was working on my show, I didn't want to end up on the road as much as before but he told me that things had changed. The company then invited me to the premiere of SmackDown on FOX in Los Angeles and a few exchanges later, we had an agreement."

He later added: "My role is to do fine-tuning, to twister just a little bit of the guys' ideas. If Vince wants a particular message to come out of a match, well, my role is to make that connection with the wrestlers. For the moment, I'm in training but eventually, I will be assigned to the red team or the blue team, Raw or SmackDown. I'm going to do a TV show a week, every pay-per-view and once a month, I'm going to tour house shows."

Grenier's in-ring career went in the opposite direction to most professional wrestlers as he began in WWE and ended up on the Independent circuit. He made his debut as a referee initially, but in 2003, he joined Renee Dupree in forming La Resistance. They later added Rob Conway to the group and together Grenier captured the World Tag Team Championships on four occasions. The tag team split up in 2005 and Grenier's WWE career petered out after he became Sylvan, a narcissistic male supermodel.

After he was released from the company in 2007, he was the French language commentator for IMPACT Wrestling until 2009, and after that, he sporadically wrestled on the Quebec Indie circuit.

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