Madison Rayne retired from the pro wrestling world after Impact Wrestling’s Hard To Kill back in 2021. She is also a true veteran who has more than a decade of experience in the industry. 

As previously reported, Madison Rayne was hired by AEW as a women’s coach to help bolster the weak division. Many fans were glad about this decision simply because of the wealth of knowledge she possesses.

She challenged Jade Cargill for the TBS Women’s Championship but lost the match. Since then, she has still actively competed on AEW Dark and Elevation. While speaking on AEW Unrestricted, Rayne discussed wrestling for AEW and made it clear she will be coaching more from now on.

“You walk in and every day, you don’t really know what’s going to happen. When I had my initial conversations about coming to the company, it was primarily as a coach, and obviously, there were those, ‘You can wrestle, you’ve wrestled for way too long. There may be times where we have you as an in-ring competitor.’ The wrestler in me who still has a tiny shred of ego that needs to be filled a little bit, walking out into an arena and the reaction of the AEW fans is truly, I’m not just saying that because I’m happy and new and butterflies, but it’s truly unlike anything I’ve ever felt. Getting to scratch that itch a little bit was perfect, but I do think going forward my duty will primarily be as a coach. That’s great too. I came in did, a couple of matches for AEW fans or anybody who wasn’t super familiar with who Madison Rayne was, I got in the ring and showed that I kind of know how to do this thing so hopefully I will have earned the trust of people who maybe didn’t know me before I came in. I’m glad I got to do that and am always happy to accept the challenge and will continue to accept them if they are put in front of me, but I think for now, as far as I know today as we sit here, coaching is going to be my primary goal.”


Madison Rayne is more than happy working in AEW, as her knowledge will no doubt benefit the company in many ways.

Are you glad she is in AEW? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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