Renee Young Talks WWE Backstage, Creative Storytelling, and Wanting to Be a Manager

Renee Young, host of WWE Backstage — which airs Tuesday nights at 11 pm ET on FS1 — joined Outkick this week! We discussed:

  • Asuka and Otis getting deserved victories in Money in the Bank
  • The logistics of filming WWE Backstage virtually instead of all in studio.
  • When she knew CM Punk would be “breaking the internet” by joining WWE Backstage.
  • Creative WWE storytelling elements — Firefly Funhouse, Graveyard match, and the way they shot Money in the Bank main event — that could endure post pandemic.
  • Wanting to be a manager, who she’d want to manage, and what other roles she thinks she could do well in WWE.
  • Talking Smack, and how she knew how to handle the icy interaction between The Miz and Daniel Bryan.

Hope you enjoy!

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.