Kylie Rae was a big name in Impact Wrestling, and there was certainly more for her to accomplish. That being said, she abruptly exited the company, after refusing to show up to their Bound For Glory. Then she departed. She has now realized her impulsive decision and apologized to her former TNA colleagues.
In an interview with “Going Broadway Podcast,” Kylie Rae addressed leaving Impact Wrestling in a hurry. During her recent tryout with WWE, she got to reunite with a few of her former colleagues, of which one was Wes Lee. She talked about how she cleared the air between them and apologized for being absent at a pay-per-view event.
“I’ve had the opportunity to see a lot of the people who I’ve worked with there and take time with each of them and apologize. And every single one has been so nice and understanding about it, in a sense of ‘Why are you even apologizing? You need to take care of yourself first! Real-life first, your mental health, your health in general, you need to take care of you.'”
Kylie Rae emphasized how her Impact Wrestling colleagues were acknowledging her situation. They told her to take care of herself first by saying “Real-life first, your mental health, your health in general!” According to Kylie, she could’ve handled the situation differently, but felt happy when they validated her reasons.
“Hindsight is 20/20, but just being able to have those opportunities to actually talk in person with them, maybe that was the reason why [my WWE tryout] happened. Again, I’m a believer in God, I believe he puts things in your path. I was the type of person that would run from my problems, but you’re just gonna run into them at some point down the road!”
On the December 15th episode of WWE Main Event, Kylie Rae made her WWE television debut in a role that wasn’t a squash match or backstage extra. She took on Dana Brooke under the alias of Briana Rae. Just prior to her WWE Main Event appearance, Rae had a tryout with the company at the WWE Performance Center.
Kylie Rae has been working a lighter schedule, and she is placing a greater emphasis on her mental wellness. Additionally, she served as one of the instructors at the Chicago-based Freelance Wrestling Academy, which gave birth to current “NXT” star Cora Jade. It will be interesting to see how she fits into WWE in the future.
We’ll have to see what’s next for Kylie Rae, but her story is far from over. Keep checking back here at Ringside News for more.
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