When Rae didn’t appear at Impact Wrestling’s Bound for Glory on October 24 for her Knockouts Championship Match against Deonna Purrazzo, every reason was reported from the injury to her voluntary no-showing. It was also said Rae had reportedly driven into Nashville on Friday but didn’t show up at the building the next day for the PPV. During all those days, Kylie Rae remained silent, as well as Impact Wrestling who respectfully let their wrestler make up her mind.

The news finally broke today on Kylie Rae’s Patreon page. Here is the entire message.

“Good morning,
I’m truly sorry for the pain I’ve caused and miscommunication, I am currently unwell.
I’m also sorry that I wasn’t able to get this out before your monthly subscription charge.
I wanted to take this time to say I am no longer a professional wrestler and am currently taking a break from social media. It’s been a very hard decision to make but please understand.
When I am well, I will try to fulfil any obligations that have missed.
During this time, most tiers will not be able to be fulfilled, please feel free to unsubscribe from this membership/PatreonAccount.
Thank you for your understanding. <3″

Most of the time, the biggest smiles hide personal or emotional cracks. Smiley Kylie is one of these people. She debuted in wrestling in 2016 at a Reality of Wrestling TV taping, defeating Ivory Robin to win the ROW Diamonds Championship. She would later shine in the US indie scene, also on RISE, SHINE, SHIMMER, CZW and GCW, among many others.  She had never had any problem to work a hardcore or intergender match. She also worked in Japan for a STARDOM vs RISE tour.

In early 2019, Rae became part of the women’s roster at All Elite Wrestling (AEW). She debuted in the promotion’s inaugural event, Double or Nothing, in a match with Britt Baker, Awesome Kong, and Nyla Rose. Rae was advertised to compete against Leva Bates at Fyter Fest, however, she was replaced by Allie. In fact, Rae had requested her release which was subsequently granted.

On October 20, 2019, Rae made a surprise appearance at Impact Wrestling’s Bound For Glory pay-per-view. She entered #17 in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet Match. On the March 31, 2020, episode of IMPACT, it was announced that Rae had signed a long-term deal with Impact Wrestling. At Slammiversary, Rae won a Gauntlet for the Gold match to become #1 contender to the Knockouts Championship.

Rae, 28, is the reigning Freelance World Champion, Sabotage War of the Genders Champion, and the Warrior Wrestling Women’s Champion. Whatever the company she was working with, whoever she was wrestling, Rae was able to put a smile on everybody’s face. An infectious smile that would warm your heart and make you smile in return. We can only wish Kylie Rae the best and hope she finds the happiness she deserves.

 

All pics and videos courtesy of Impact Wrestling