This past weekend, Kylie Rae took to Instagram and issues a statement regarding her departure from AEW.
Having made her professional wrestling debut in 2016, Rae trained at Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling before making her way around the world. In addition to her success in ROW, Rae made appearances for AAW and RISE, just to name a few promotions. This past February, it was announced that Rae signed with All Elite Wrestling. She made her debut for AEW at Double or Nothing, this past May, where she competed in a four-way match won by Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. This would mark Rae’s final AEW appearance.
In the aforementioned Instagram post, Rae stated, “nobody made me leave.” She then went on to speak highly of AEW, stating that the promotion in question took her career to new levels. She also spoke highly of those involved in AEW, declaring that everyone wishes for one another to succeed. Rae also said that while she doesn’t have all the answers. In terms of her life, the overall tone of the post was positive. She received tremendous support from those in the wrestling community.
Rae continues to wrestle across various independent companies. Most recently, she was seen working at Freelance Wrestling, based in Chicago. It was here that she faced Freelance World Champion Ethan Page in the main event, Page winning by disqualification.
Kylie Rae Issues Statement Regarding AEW
With Kylie Rae stating her case on Instagram, it’s safe to say that the mystery surrounding her departure from AEW has been solved.
Judging by the tone of her message, it’s apparent that she is in a better place, both professionally and otherwise. Selfishly, part of me hopes that she is able to make her way back to AEW. One of the common criticisms that AEW viewers have expressed is the lack of development or attention toward the women’s division. While Rae alone may not be able to move the needle, so to speak, her personality and in-ring work could be positive contributions. The prospect of seeing Rae wrestle the likes of Hikaru Shida and Riho is enticing.
Regardless of where Rae’s career goes next, there will be many fans eager to follow. She has built a solid following across the independents that shows no signs of waning.
Originally written by Robbie Sutter