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Former TNA Knockout Seen Training at NXT Performance Center

Madison Rayne Performance Mike Kalasnik, via flickr


Former TNA Knockout Seen Training at Performance Center

As if the acquisitions made by the WWE during the Mae Young Classic weren’t enough, there have been reports of more well-known faces around the NXT Performance Center. One of those familiar faces is that of the very popular former TNA Knockout, Madison Rayne.

Although Madison really gained her footing with wrestling for the all-women promotion, Shimmer, in 2007, she immediately got the attention of TNA. By 2009, she was formally signed by TNA. Madison is best known for her time in TNA spent with the villainous stable known as the Beautiful People. That group also included Velvet Sky and Angelina Love. Madison Rayne won the TNA Knockouts Championship belt five times during her time with the company.

It should be noted as well that Madison Rayne took over a role on the creative team after Christy Hemme vacated it in April 2016. Madison Rayne later became a female color commentator for the Knockouts matches.

Now, TNA/GFW has been in the news quite a bit as of late. Reports circulate often of stars leaving the promotion quite quickly. Madison Rayne quietly left the promotion. She has been away from the ring since July. Additionally, since breaking away from TNA, reports have circulated that the WWE have been interested in signing the former champion ever since.

And, they rightfully should have interest in her. With her background in both commentary and creative, having great in-ring ability is just a plus. So, when she was spotted at the NXT Performance Center today, buzz began to circulate. It looks like Madison Rayne isn’t ready to hang up her boots quite yet, and has interest in the WWE too.

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