Renee Paquette Recalls Vince McMahon Screaming At Her Over Tyson Fury 'Mistake'
Paquette received the wrath of McMahon
Renee Paquette has recalled Vince McMahon screaming that she had 'f*cking ruined' a segment by not referring to Tyson Fury as the Lineal Champion.
Paquette was throwing to a video package regarding Fury's involvement in a WWE storyline with Braun Strowman in 2019, when she referred to the boxing legend as 'The Gypsy King' rather than the 'Lineal Champion'.
The wrong term used by the host led to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon losing his head at Paquette.
Speaking during a recent appearance on the 'The Ariel Helwani Show', Paquette recalled: "It was after I was on commentary and doing a panel. We were doing a panel show where they cut to us in between the show. Tyson Fury was on the show. It was me, Samoa Joe, Booker T, and Beth Phoenix.
"I was throwing to a package, ‘Blah, blah, blah, something, something, ‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury, throw to package.’ And he’s [Vince McMahon] in my ear, he goes, ‘You f*cking ruined it!’ Screaming at me, telling me that I ruined this segment because I did not refer to Tyson Fury as the Lineal Champion. That I referred to him as ‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury through the package.
"So, he’s screaming at me. At this point, I’m like over it. So, he’s yelling at me about this and I’m looking down at my notes, maybe I’m looking to Samoa Joe, taking in this information in my ear but he thinks I’m ignoring him. So, he yells at me again, ‘Do you hear me? Acknowledge that you hear me!’ And he wanted me to look into the camera and be like, ‘Yes sir. I hear you, I understand you, I apologize.’
"Just to be yelled at like that for a small – I don’t even wanna say mistake because it’s not a mistake, I just didn’t call him the Lineal Champion. To be yelled at like that in front of your peers was pretty demoralizing. We had to come back and do an on-camera after that, and I literally wanted to pull off my headset and get in my car and drive home. At that point, I’d just had it.”
When asked if she thinks McMahon holds grudges over such things, she added: "As much as I can say those moments happen, and yes, you hear the stories about Vince yelling in someone’s ear and whatnot, by the time you walk back through Gorilla at the end of the show, he’s over it. It’s not like he’s holding onto this grudge and ‘you’ve done this terrible thing, and now I’m gonna hate you for forever.’ It doesn’t really work like that.
"Sometimes it does, but usually, by the end of the show, he’s moved onto the next thing. It’s not even a blip on his radar. It’s just that knee-jerk reaction to yell at you."
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