Renee Paquette was speaking on a recent episode of her “The Sessions” podcast when she shared her thoughts on WWE’s recent changes. The former RAW commentator spoke about how brightly some talent had been shining since Triple H assumed control of WWE’s creative, especially her broadcast partner Michael Cole.
Paquette went into some detail about the changes to WWE’s television product since The Game took over after Vince McMahon’s retirement.
You can see highlights from the podcast below:
On the changes since Triple H assumed control: “My takeaway from all of [the WWE changes] is how happy I am for how many awesomely talented people that maybe did not get to be quite as talented as they could be due to restrictions and limitations. Now, we’re gonna get really great glimpses into how awesome some people can really be. Whether it’s Michael Cole doing his sh*t on commentary and being just as good as he actually is, or Killer Kross and Scarlett Bordeaux being brought back into WWE, to Bayley working with Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler being booked properly… oh my God, what a relief.”
On Michael Cole ‘shining’ in the new era: “I’ve said this a million times, and I’m just gonna reiterate it, of how good he is and how people have literally crapped on him for years and years and years. You guys don’t even know how good he is, or what a regular Raw or what SmackDown looks like for him. That dude is in a pressure cooker every single show and he takes the brunt of it. But now, to see him like, actually just show his talent and get to show his love of professional wrestling, and the fact that he’s been in the business for twenty-five plus years, and the depth of knowledge he has of professional wrestling, it’s awesome. It makes me really happy to see him get to breathe and do his thing, but also to see people be like ‘Oh sh*t, Cole is awesome’.”