Madison Rayne Says She's Never Second Guessed Her Decision To Sign With ROH Over Other Places

Madison Rayne was recently interviewed by Interactive Wrestling Radio on Wrestling Epicenter. You can see highlights of the interview below, and the full interview at this link.


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How she knew Ring of Honor was going to be her home company a year before she signed:
"It was just a gut feeling for me. I've always been very cautious of getting into that space where I overstay my welcome. I don't think I overstayed my welcome at Impact. But, that fan base is very loyal. They've watched everything that I've done since 2009 and all the transitioned I made. I'm so grateful that the last few months that I was there were so different and I got to do so many awesome things like my matches with Tessa (Blanchard), Taya (Valkyrie), and the whole storyline with Su and the lead up to Slammiversary. It was so different. I'm really grateful to the creative team and to everybody who had a part in letting me do something like that which was so special and so different. But, at the same time, I felt like I had contributed as much as I could... I had done literally everything at Impact. I feel like that division is in very good hands. With Gail Kim still there as an agent and all the incredibly talented women that are there, it (the Knockouts division) is in really good hands. I can help in other places and I can grow in other places whereas I don't know if I could continue to grow at Impact. And, Women of Honor is doing something really special. To go back to 2006 or 2007 when Ring of Honor, essentially, gave me y first big opportunity... It was really cool for me to let that come full circle. From the second that I signed my Ring of Honor contract in September, not even for a half a second have I second guessed that decision. As much as I felt Impact was home because it was, Ring of Honor feels like it is supposed to be my home now and I couldn't be happier with the decision not only that I made but that they made to invest in me. I'm really happy!"


The cinematic approach she was involved in with Su Young:
"I love to perform. I think anyone that knows me knows that I love to be a big character. I was in pageants when I was little, I was in drama club. Being able to be a character and be larger than life is fun for me. So when I get to do that stuff within the wrestling world, it is like I'm able to fulfill two dreams in one. (laughs) There was a long period of time that I wanted to be an actress before I got into wrestling. I was hesitant at first because I never saw myself in a horror movie (laughs), but as I had the story told to me, I was like, "OK, well, this is going to challenge me" 13 years in, for things to still challenge me, that's what makes it fun for me and that's what makes me keep going. If I never step into an Impact Wrestling ring again before I finally retire, I think that was a great last story to tell to go out on."

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