On the July 7 episode of IMPACT Wrestling it was announced that Killer Kelly would be returning to the promotion.
Kelly made her IMPACT debut in November 2020 and competed in the Impact Knockouts Tag Team Title Tournament where she teamed with Renee Michelle. She stepped away from wrestling in October 2021 to take care of her health.
Speaking to Steve Fall of SEScoops, Kelly revealed that she's been under contract with IMPACT due her absence.
"Well, it was exactly on that day. On that same day that I wrestled, I got offered a deal. So I’ve been contracted for the past two years," she said.
When asked why she had not appeared on IMPACT TV since November 2020, Kelly replied, "Well, you have to ask the good ol’ United States of America (why she hasn’t been wrestling). Its legalities, legalities, legalities…It was a very tedious process, which IMPACT dealt with wonderfully. They took care of everything, but it was a horrible process. They were wonderful about it. After they offered the contract, I had to go back to Portugal. Then I was stuck in Portugal. They did everything in their power to get me out of Portugal. It was a visa process that started in Portugal, and then it didn’t pan out. Then I had to come to the United States and start all over again. It was a whole process. But finally, I can say that I’m part of IMPACT. I can finally work and I am excited.”
During the interview, Kelly revealed that she has severe anxiety and depression as well as ADHD, but has found mental health help. She also praised IMPACT for being helpful and supportive during her time away.
It is unknown when Kelly will return to IMPACT.