Madison Rayne signed with AEW in early August which was a shock to many followers as she was working as an in-ring competitor for IMPACT Wrestling. She was not too long ago one-half of the Knockouts World Tag Group Champions together with Tenille Dashwood generally known as The Affect. Dashwood has since parted methods with IMPACT as nicely.
On the newest episode of AEW Unrestricted, Rayne talks about how completely happy she is to have stepped into an AEW ring however her main objectives shifting ahead is teaching for the promotion –
“You stroll in and day by day, you don’t actually know what’s going to occur. After I had my preliminary conversations about coming to the corporate, it was primarily as a coach, and clearly, there have been these, ‘You may wrestle, you’ve wrestled for method too lengthy. There could also be instances the place we have now you as an in-ring competitor.’ The wrestler in me who nonetheless has a tiny shred of ego that must be stuffed a bit of bit, strolling out into an enviornment and the response of the AEW followers is really, I’m not simply saying that as a result of I’m completely happy and new and butterflies, but it surely’s actually in contrast to something I’ve ever felt.
Attending to scratch that itch a bit of bit was excellent, however I do assume going ahead my obligation will primarily be as a coach. That’s nice too. I got here in and did, a few matches for AEW followers or anyone who wasn’t tremendous accustomed to who Madison Rayne was, I acquired within the ring and confirmed that I sort of understand how to do that factor so hopefully I’ll have earned the belief of people that possibly didn’t know me earlier than I got here in. I’m glad I acquired to try this and am all the time completely happy to just accept the problem and can proceed to just accept them if they’re put in entrance of me, however I feel for now, so far as I do know right this moment as we sit right here, teaching goes to be my main purpose.”
Since becoming a member of AEW, Rayne has a 2-2 document in singles motion as she has defeated Leila Gray in her debut on Rampage adopted by a defeat in opposition to Viva Van on Darkish. Her losses got here to each Serena Deeb and the TBS Champion Jade Cargill. Rayne is a former five-time Knockouts Champion and a former three-time Knockouts Tag Group Champion.