Madison Rayne on Scarlett Bordeaux and returning to Impact


Madison Rayne spent a year-and-a-half with Ring Of Honor, before being released. One day after her release from ROH, as previously reported, Rayne returned to her home at Impact Wrestling.

During a media press call, Nick Hausman asked Rayne why she returned to Impact, and what made the promotion different than other promotions. Quote transcriptions provided by Wrestling Inc.

“The main difference goes back to my personal feeling that Impact is home. I’ve been given a lot of creative freedom at Impact in the last 3-4 years.

Impact Wrestling is home for me and I’ve said many times how grateful I am for every opportunity that last year gave to me, including Impact Wrestling. But all of my appearances last year here, none of them were under contract – it was just a short visit.

At the end of the day, I have written so many chapters in my career, I have quite a few left to write, but I want to make sure those are written here at home with Impact Wrestling.”

Hausman also noted that newer Knockouts addition Scarlett Bordeaux seem to fit in with gimmicks from early in the women’s revolution. She was asked by Hausman if Bordeaux would fit in with the “Beautiful People”.

“Scarlett’s a character and it goes back to my love for the theatrical aspect of what Impact Wrestling brings to the table. I appreciate what Scarlett does for the company. She brings a level of sex appeal…and has no shame in showing her sex appeal.

But she’s also an athlete, so I’m starting to wonder if all of these vignettes aren’t a bit of smoke and mirrors to distract us from the fact that she actually is a competitor.”

Readers can view the entire article from Wrestling Inc. here. See the entire press media call in the video above.

Impact will stream United We Stand on Twitch, live from Rahway, New Jersey on April 4.

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