Former TNA Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne Announces Retirement

Five-time TNA Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne has officially retired.

While rumors of Rayne’s retirement were reported last December, Rayne only confirmed it this Saturday during the countdown show before the Impact Hard To Kill pay per view.

While the rumors stated that Rayne would be leaving Impact to take a full-time position at a non-wrestling related job, Rayne said that she is retiring to focus on her home life and to be a wife and mother.

Rayne started her wrestling career at Shimmer, back in 2007. She then signed with TNA in 2009 and has won the TNA Knockouts Championship five times. She has also been a TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion twice.

After a brief stint at Ring of Honor and participating in the 2018 WWE Mae Young Classic, she again signed with Impact Wrestling. She retired from wrestling in 2019 and has been serving as a color commentator in Impact alongside her real-life husband Josh Matthews.

Matthews is currently still part of Impact, though he is also leaving his commentator role to work behind the scenes as a producer.

Rayne and Matthews got married in August of last year. Rayne has one daughter from a previous marriage.