During last night’s Hard To Kill PPV pre-show, (see clip below), Madison Rayne confirmed her retirement from IMPACT Wrestling.
Rayne said that is it time for “Madison Rayne the wrestler to go home and be a mom and be a wife.”
For most of 2020, Rayne did color commentary alongside her real-life husband Josh Mathews, who recently was promoted to a behind-the-camera position.
During last night’s Hard To Kill was the debut of the new broadcast team consisting of Matt Stiker and D’Lo Brown.
We had reported last month that Rayne would be departing IMPACT Wrestling to take a new full-time job outside of the industry.
She has been doing commentary with her real-life husband Josh Mathews, being the first female in the company to be in such a role.
Rayne (real name Ashley Nichole Lomberger) made her professional wrestling debut under the name of Ashley Lane for Ohio Valley Championship Wrestling in 2005.
She then went on to wrestle for Shimmer from 2007 to 2009 and 2011, and then in 2017 and 2018.
Rayne debuted for TNA/IMPACT Wrestling on the January 8, 2009 episode of TNA Impact!, where she was defeated by Awesome Kong. She was most notably known as part of the Beautiful People faction with Angelina Love and Velvet Sky.
Rayne is a five-time Knockouts Champions and a two-time Knockouts Tag Team Champion.
.@MadisonRayne has announced her retirement from IMPACT Wrestling.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 17, 2021