Kylie Rae made an announcement that she is pregnant. Naturally, this will stop her progress in the ring for now, but she has no plan to stop wrestling all together.

Kylie Rae and her partner, Isias Velasquez, who is also an indie wrestler, announced that they were expecting their baby in October. Recently, during an episode of The Wrestling Perspective Podcast, Rae discussed her plans for her wrestling career after giving birth and shared her anticipated timeline for a comeback.

Kylie Rae admitted that she may have been somewhat naive in initially aiming for a two-month recovery period after giving birth. She has come to learn that the actual recovery time is closer to six months. Despite this, she expressed her strong desire to continue wrestling.

Kylie Rae currently attends training sessions at the Freelance Wrestling Academy at least once a week, participating in warm-ups and drills that she is able to do. However, she avoids engaging in any high-risk moves or drills with others to minimize the chances of accidents or injuries.


As her pregnancy progresses and her belly grows, she expects her limitations to increase, preventing her from performing certain movements like forward rolls. Rae believes in consistent training because she believes that if you don’t use it, you lose it, regardless of how long you’ve been involved in a particular activity. Therefore, she is determined to maintain her skills as much as possible during pregnancy.

“This is my first time giving birth, so I think I was a little naive shooting for two months’ recovery time. I’m hearing it’s more like six months. I know I still want to wrestle. I still go to training [at the Freelance Wrestling Academy] at least once a week and get in and do the warm-ups and the drills I’m able to do. I don’t necessarily do any spots or drills with other people. That’s because accidents can happen, God forbid, something horrible happens, so I definitely limit what I’m able to do. And that’ll probably decrease even more once my belly’s out to here and I can’t do a forward roll anymore. I believe in training consistently, because I think that if you don’t use it, you lose it, no matter how long you’ve been doing anything. So I’m trying to not lose too much in pregnancy if that makes sense.

Rae also clarified that her initial plan to return to wrestling in January 2024 was unrealistic. After further consideration, she is now aiming for a comeback in April of that year. Prior to her pregnancy, Rae had been wrestling on a limited schedule, typically participating in a couple of matches per month since her return from mental health breaks in 2021.

We will have to see what happens in Kylie Rae’s career after this. She is obviously going to focus on being a mother right now, and whatever happens next will be something she worries about after this.

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