Renee Paquette has discussed Bully Ray’s controversial comments about Jon Moxley’s return to action last week.
The WWE Hall of Famer recently came under fire for suggesting that Moxley should’ve apologised to his fans during his AEW return on last week’s edition of Dynamite. Moxley had been off TV for almost three months, after entering himself into a rehab program for alcohol addiction.
Moxley’s wife, Renee Paquette, previously took to Twitter to call Bully’s words a ‘really bad take‘. Speaking on her ‘Throwing Down with Renee and Miesha’ podcast since then, Paquette revealed that Bully Ray has not contacted her or Moxley about his comments.
“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 s**t about me all day long and whatever, it’s fine. You talk s**t about my husband, you talk s**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.”
“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 s**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.”
Transcription via WrestlingNews.co.
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