Taylor Wilde Reveals How Motherhood Impacted Her Wrestling Career


On January 10, 2011, Taylor Wilde announced that she was retiring from wrestling in order to pursue her Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree. Wilde gave birth to her son on April 20, 2018, and named him Taylor.

On April 25, 2021, the former Knockouts Champion returned to Impact Wrestling at the Rebellion pay-per-view event.


In an interview with Fightful, Wilde discussed balancing her wrestling career following her motherhood in 2018. She said,

“It gives me chills with you saying that because that literally—not to be entirely sexist in it—but what really changes for a man who wants to have children? Not a lot. Physically speaking, not only aesthetically, but hormonally nothing changes for you. For women, we go through this entire gauntlet of hormones building the child, releasing the child and then being like, ‘Who am I as a mother? Who am I as a person?’ But the fact that we’re able to keep it together and, actually I would arguably say that women remaining in their thirties / forties, after having children in professional wrestling are actually in their prime. Women, like Mickie, she looks more incredible now, more glowy now, as a mom than—not that she didn’t look the business before—but it’s so different. Botox and facials are wonderful things, but a lot of [women]—myself included—I would say I feel the most sexy version of myself than I ever did in my twenties and I think it’s life experience. It’s about knowing who you are and not giving as many sh*ts because you’re like, ‘I grew a human, what did you do?’“

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