Renee Paquette Recalls The Violent Jon Moxley Spot That Worried Her The Most
"I was like, ‘Okay, that’s too much. That’s crazy. So that one got me.'"
Renee Paquette has revealed the two spots in husband Jon Moxley's first outing with Kenny Omega as the most difficult she's had to watch him go through.
Paquette married Moxley in 2017, and watched from home as he faced Omega in a Lights Out Match at AEW Full Gear in 2019.
Paquette knows her husband likes a dangerous spot but says two moments in that match had her genuinely worried for his safety and wellbeing.
Speaking to Wrestling Inc Daily, she said: "When him and Kenny Omega had their first deathmatch style match, I was watching from home, and I’m like, ‘Good god!’ But when Kenny shoved the glass in his mouth, I was like, ‘Okay, that’s too much. That’s crazy'. So that one got me, and then also, I believe it was landing on the thumbtacks and then had the alcohol poured over his back.
“At least it was sterile and clean, but I could imagine the pain. It was really next level, and you could tell that they had something to prove that night. Obviously, with the Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch, that whole match was fantastic. The ending could have used a little bit of love, but the whole match was so incredible to watch.
“But yeah, their very first match together, that was them kind of figuring out their chemistry together in the ring as well and kind of figuring out what they want to do. And for a lot of people to not imagine Kenny Omega in that style of match, I think it just added all of these layers to Kenny in that situation [and] Jon Moxley outside of WWE doing the thing that he loves to do. They were not going to leave any stone unturned for that."
Paquette admitted it wasn't easy to watch her husband compete in such violent matches but says it is easer to support him than fight him on it.
She added: "It can be difficult. Obviously, I’ve gotten so used to it over the years that I kind of pick and choose my moments of like, ‘What am I watching? How concerned do I need to be? Do I like this other guy that’s on the other side of the ring from him?’
"All of these things that you have to kind of think about, but I mean, Jon’s Jon. Jon’s gonna do what he wants to do regardless so either you’re for him or you’re against him, and it’s easier to be with him."