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Renee Young confirms WWE departure, thanks WWE and fans

Tonight's SummerSlam pre-show featured a sendoff for Renee Young.

Young was part of tonight's pre-show panel with Charly Caruso, Booker T, JBL, and Peter Rosenberg. Young said at the start of the broadcast that this was her "last hurrah" with WWE. At the end of the pre-show, Caruso spoke about the respect and appreciation everyone has for Young. Caruso said she speaks for the panel and everyone behind the curtains in thanking Young for everything she's done for WWE.

Young then thanked WWE and the fans and said they've truly changed her life.

WWE also sent out a tweet thanking Young.

OutKick first reported this past Wednesday that Young was expected to leave WWE but would still be working SummerSlam. "Inevitably, rumors will swirl about AEW. Young’s husband, Jon Moxley, is the current AEW Champion. While it would make sense, Young also has offers outside of the wrestling industry, sources say. This includes her recent cookbook deal," OutKick wrote.

Dave Meltzer confirmed that Young was leaving WWE and had given notice the previous week.

Young will be part of tonight's SummerSlam edition of WWE Watch Along.