Former Impact superstar Velvet Sky was recently interviewed by Ringside Geeks where she discussed a number of topics. Among them were being retired in professional wrestling, her favorite match of her career and more.
Below are some highlights from the interview:
On the status of 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.
On her favorite match:
“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, 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.”
[h/t to Rajah.com for the transcription]
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