Madison Rayne on why she signed with ROH, leaving her Impact Wrestling comfort zone

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Madison Rayne spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News and explained why she signed a contract with Ring of Honor. “They believe in me and I believe in them,” Rayne said. “There’s life outside of wrestling and that’s always been a motivating factor for me. I’ve been able to live this dream, travel the world, but never be gone so much that I can’t fulfill all of my other dreams of being a mom and a wife and a personal trainer and going back to school. For me, it’s the better fit that allows me that freedom with my schedule. My hope in signing this contract with Ring of Honor is to write another successful chapter for myself, but also I hope in some small way, that I can help grow Women of Honor and make it what it could be and what it’s on track to being.”

Rayne also spoke about breaking out of the comfort zone that Impact Wrestling was for her. “It was uncomfortable in a good way,” Rayne said. “I had the tryout at the WWE Performance Center and that felt way different than anything I had ever done at Impact. I got back out on the indie scene a bit more. I was with Ring of Honor. I went back to Shimmer and all of those places felt good, but it was just different. It’s like the difference in being a freshman in high school to a senior.” Read the full interview at

Powell’s POV: Rayne also spoke about working in the Mae Young Classic and the All In event. She is challenging for the Women of Honor Championship in a four corner survival match on Friday’s ROH Final Battle pay-per-view. Join me for live coverage as the show airs on Friday night at 7CT/8ET.

Check below for the new Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Konnan, who discusses his return to the ring for MLW in Miami on Friday and shares the crazy story of how he started in pro wrestling.


Readers Comments (1)

  1. I’ve always been a fan of Madison Rayne, so it’s good to see her seemingly enjoying a different chapter in her career. Just wish she had gotten a little deeper of a MYC run.

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