Impact wrestling star Kylie Rae announced that she “will no longer be a professional wrestler”.
The announcement was made on Monday on Rae’s Patreon site, where the 28-year-old named her health as a factor in a heartfelt message to her subscribers. She also announced that she would take a break from social media.
Here is Kylie Rae’s Patreon note in its entirety:
I am sincerely sorry for the pain I have caused and for the miscommunication, I feel unwell at the moment. I am also sorry that I was not able to find out about this before your monthly subscription fee.
I wanted to use this time to inform you that I am no longer a professional wrestler and am currently taking a break from social media. It was a very difficult decision, but I ask for your understanding.
If I am doing well, I will try to fulfill all the obligations that I missed. During this time most shifts will not be able to be fulfilled, please do not hesitate to unsubscribe from this membership/patron account.
Thank you for your understanding. <3”
The news comes just over a week after their scheduled match on Impact Wrestling’s Bound for Glory on pay-per-view. Rae was supposed to wrestle knockout champion Deonna Purrazzo for the title, but didn’t show up.
After the show, Fightful reported that there was no official reason for Kylie Rae’s absence and that company staff felt the game was still on the day before Bound for Glory. The report also stated that other wrestlers told Fightful that they had travelled with Kylie Rae to Nashville – the venue of Bound for Glory – on Friday.
Impact Wrestling did not announce that Kylie Rae did not attend the show and instead had Purrazzo defend her title against a returning Su Yung who would defeat the champ and become the new knockout champion.
We contacted Impact Wrestling to make a statement about Rae’s announcement.
After three years on the independent circuit, Kylie Rae would make her big breakthrough by participating in the first show of All Elite Wrestling, Double or Nothing. Later she would sign a full-time contract with the new promotion, but before her announced match against Leva Bates at Fyter Fest 2019, Rae was inexplicably replaced by Allie.
AEW President Tony Khan would confirm to the media two months later, after this year’s pay-per-view of All Out, that Rae had asked to be fired from the company and that this was granted, which he called “amicable”.
Two months later, Rae would appear on the 2019 “Bound for Glory” show for Impact Wrestling.
“We were happy and honored to have Kyle Rae participate in our Bound for Glory weekend. Kylie is an amazing performer and has the charisma that very few people have,” Impact Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore told the media during a conference call days after the event. “The door is definitely open if Kylie decides she wants to be a part of Impact Wrestling, and she will excel in our amazing knockout section. She is exactly what we like to show, namely talented world-class athletes who have an amazing personality and are in touch with the audience.
In March 2020 Impact Wrestling confirmed that Kylie Rae had signed with the company.
Washington Newsday wishes Kylie Rae all the best and the best for her future.