Kylie Rae took to Instagram this afternoon to break her silence on her highly-publicized exit for All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
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I don’t know how to start this and I can’t speak on other’s behalves. I can only speak for myself and what’s in my heart. I don’t know many rumors and honestly try to stay away from everything, obviously 😅. But here: nobody made me leave. AEW took my career to new levels and I’m beyond grateful for every opportunity and experience that has come along the way and wish nothing but the best. It’s a great group of people who truly love wrestling and just want everyone to succeed. I’ve always tried to be a good person but I make many mistakes along the way. I needed to get my mind, body, and soul right with God. I wish I had the answers but the truth is I don’t. We all go through obstacles in life and we may want all the answers but we don’t need them. It’s God’s plan and he has shown me what’s truly important in life and to find a blessing in every moment because in the blink of an eye, everything can be gone. So instead of bashing, let’s just love one another and appreciate what we have, or something like that lol sorry I’m awkward. 😂❤️🙏🏼
A few months ago, Tony Kahn confirmed that Kylie was granted her release from AEW when asked after All Out. Afterward, many insiders and fans assumed she planned to retire.
However, she returned to roots as an independent wrestler in September to replace Shotzi Blackheart at a Freelance Wrestling show. Since she has made several appearances on the indie circuit, leaving many to continue speculating about AEW.
Recently, Brandi Rhodes denied that she bullied Rae on Twitter. The rumor had been going around but Rhodes finally addressed it when someone accused her last week.
Today, Kylie also spoke out on social media to clear up any misconceptions about her relationship with AEW.
“I don’t know many rumors and honestly try to stay away from everything, obviously,” she said. “But here: nobody made me leave. AEW took my career to new levels and I’m beyond grateful for every opportunity and experience that has come along the way and wish nothing but the best. It’s a great group of people who truly love wrestling and just want everyone to succeed.”
Kylie Rae showed promise as one of the company’s initial signees, so it’s still surprising and a little disappointing that she chose to leave. With that said, she surely had her own personal reasons and some fans need to accept that.
Nevertheless, it’s great to see her doing well as an indie wrestler again and we can’t wait to see what she does next.
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