Former TNA Knockout Madison Rayne, real name Ashley Cabot, recently published a new blog post on her personal website. In this new blog, Cabot discusses her departure from TNA Wrestling, the recent program between Gail Kim and Taryn Terrell, and more. Here is a portion of what the former Knockout had to say:
Alright then, let’s get to the good stuff! As everyone is probably well aware by now, I was released by TNA. As with any breaking news in the wrestling business, this has come with a number of questions/assumptions as to why I was released. There’s no top secret, exciting story to go along folks. I am inactive right now. I am not able to travel and perform, meet the fans and sell tickets. Dixie Carter kept me under contract for the majority of my pregnancy and provided me and my family an income for doing very little. I was not “fired” because I got pregnant. Keep in mind, that happened months ago LoL! So with that said, I am thankful beyond words and humbled by every experience I was given because of TNA. Am I hanging up my boots now because I have chosen to be a mom? I don’t think I am. I think I still have quite a bit left to give. Would I go back to TNA if the opportunity presented itself? Of course. In the meantime, however, I’m starting a new chapter in my life and I am so excited to share pieces of this journey with you guys. I have received many, many questions over the past few months about baby girl so I’d like to quickly answer a few of those: Yes, we have decided on a name. No, I won’t be plastering it all over the internet… I’m sure somehow, somewhere that will come out anyway lol. We ARE having a little girl, her daddy wants her in jiu jitsu as soon as possible and mommy wants her in pageants so I guess the apple won’t be falling far from the tree in this case! And as far as our due date… we’ve got less than 2 months that’s sufficient enough right?
In other news, I have still been keeping up with my girls on Thursday nights and after last night’s episode of Impact, I have to say that Gail and Taryn tore it up in Las Vegas in that ladder match! Not to anyone’s surprise I am sure, but the exceeded any expectations I had for that match! Gail truly is one of my BFFFFFF’s and I get amped everytime I watch her wrestle because I know she never ever EVER goes into a match half-assed! Clearly, neither does Taryn! I love the fact that what you see is absolutely what you get with her. She’s so fun, bubbly and full of personality, and then she gets into a match like last night’s and does serious work! Congrats to both of these ladies on setting the bar for what people’s expectations of women’s wrestling will be moving forward (on second thought, maybe i AM ready to retire! haha!)
You can read the entire blog entry here.
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