Velvet Sky discusses decision to retire from the ring

Sep 27, 2018 - by James Walsh

Velvet Sky recently spoke with Ringside Geeks (via Wrestling Inc), and spoke about her retirement status and memories of working with Awesome Kong…

On Her Retirement: “I do get asked that a lot by fans so I don’t know if everyone knows, but I am retired from in-ring action for a couple years now. I did it for 15 years. I wrestled for 15 years, and that’s just a lot of wear and tear on one’s body, you know? So, at a certain point in every wrestler’s career, whether it be younger or older, you just have to know when enough is enough. The older I got, like, thank God I never sustained any serious injuries. I mean, I’ve definitely had my wear and tear bumps and bruises here and there. But, like I said, you just gotta know, listen to your body, and know when enough is enough. I made a really good transition. I’m a personal trainer, I have clients back home now that I kind of help put their bodies together and stuff, and their health together. And I’m kinda rebuilding myself physically at the same time, too. Because, again, 15 years is a long time. It’s better to go off on my own terms than go off because I had to cuz I got seriously injured. I had a great time in the ring with The Beautiful People and everything that I did and everything I set out to do, I pretty much accomplished it.”

On Favorite Career Moments: “Whether it was mean girl, Beautiful People Velvet Sky, or crowd favorite babyface Velvet Sky, no matter what I was doing out there, I always had a great time,” Velvet added. “But I will say [that] one of the most memorable matches that stood out to me was with Awesome Kong when I had the stretcher match with her and she gave me about six of her implant busters in a row. I took six of those in a row, and I can’t even imagine doing that, like, today nowadays. So, it just goes to show you over time how when you’re younger in the business, your body can withstand a lot.”

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