WWE confirmed earlier today that Renee Young is set to return for a the kickoff show before the SmackDown episode on Friday, October 16.
Renee Young will join Hall-of-Famer Booker T to host the special preshow in celebration of season two of SmackDown on FOX. It will air from The ThunderDome at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. A number of WWE Superstars and special guests from the blue brand will join the live event as well.
— WWE (@WWE) October 7, 2020
Renee Young last appeared on WWE television at SummerSlam, where she announced her exit from the company. But she is still under contract with FOX, which explains her special appearance on the SmackDown preshow.
There are speculations that Young might join AEW next, as her husband Jon Moxley is over there and currently the AEW World Champion as well.
WWE’s statement on special SmackDown kickoff
WWE released a statement with the news of the preshow along with timings and the name of the hosts.
“In celebration of the illustrious arrival of the second season of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX, FOX Sports’ WWE personalities will come together for a special SmackDown Kickoff Show on Friday, Oct. 16. WWE Hall of Famer Booker T and FOX analyst Renee Paquette, known lovingly by the WWE Universe as Renee Young, will host a bevy of WWE Superstars and special guests live from the brand new WWE ThunderDome in Orlando. The Friday Night SmackDown Kickoff Show begins at 7:30/6:30 C leading into the season premiere of the blue brand on FOX at 8/7 C.”
FOX will also air WWE: The Best Moments of 2020 on Sunday, Oct. 11. It will be a throwback to the cumbersome yet action-packed year it has been. The special will air along with Sunday’s regional NFL broadcasts.
You can read the full statement as released by WWE HERE.