Kylie Rae has officially joined Impact Wrestling's Knockouts division.
It was confirmed on tonight's episode of Impact that Rae has signed with the promotion. Rae defeated Cassandra Golden in a match on the show, then did an interview backstage where she announced that she's signed a "long-term wrestling contract" with Impact.
In her promo, Rae said it's been an emotional year with ups and downs and highs and lows, but she knew from the moment she stepped in an Impact ring that it was her home.
Rae wrestled at Impact's All Glory Twitch special in October, which featured matches from local independent promotions. The next night, she appeared at Bound for Glory and was an entrant in the Call Your Shot gauntlet match.
Rae's match against Golden was part of Impact's television tapings in Atlanta earlier this month.
Tony Khan confirmed in August that Rae had been granted her release from AEW. In November, Rae posted a statement on Instagram addressing her departure from the promotion:
I don’t know how to start this and I can’t speak on other’s behalves. I can only speak for myself and what’s in my heart. I don’t know many rumors and honestly try to stay away from everything, obviously. But here: nobody made me leave. AEW took my career to new levels and I’m beyond grateful for every opportunity and experience that has come along the way and wish nothing but the best. It’s a great group of people who truly love wrestling and just want everyone to succeed. I’ve always tried to be a good person but I make many mistakes along the way. I needed to get my mind, body, and soul right with God. I wish I had the answers but the truth is I don’t. We all go through obstacles in life and we may want all the answers but we don’t need them. It’s God’s plan and he has shown me what’s truly important in life and to find a blessing in every moment because in the blink of an eye, everything can be gone. So instead of bashing, let’s just love one another and appreciate what we have, or something like that lol sorry I’m awkward.