WWE commentator and backstage interviewer Renee Young recently appeared on The Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast and talked about her disappointment with WWE's decision to cancel the popular Talking Smack program:
"I was really upset to lose Talking Smack. Also, working with Daniel Bryan was great. That was such an unknown thing for me when we got paired up to do that. It was mostly with Daniel Bryan, sometimes with Shane McMahon, but working with Bryan, he is super talented at everything he does. Having him in that host role, who knew how incredible he would be at that? He was such a great co-host with that and also had that, 'I don't give a s**t' attitude, which just made the show so much better," Young said.
"One of my strengths is reacting to some of the ridiculous things they would say and he is going off the rails and I would just egg him along. Being able to have stuff like having The Miz on there and having people create their own spotlights. Taking that situation and spinning it to where it was going to work for them. It was a fun collaborative process and allowing people to take that safety net away and see what they come up with. It was really cool. We were definitely bringing stuff along, creating new moments. Even at Raw 25, Miz would walk out and stare Bryan in the face, all of that stems from their Talking Smack."
"When Talking Smack ended I was pretty bummed up about that, but i do hope it comes back at some time. At least there is more kick off shows now, but I would like to bring a show like 'Unfiltered' back as well, something in that world," she said. "I am ready to find another thing to latch on to; I don't know what it is yet, but I have a couple of ideas for some things, but I won't tell you on here because I feel that they are really smart ideas."