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Velvet Sky Talks Taking on a Ringside Manager Position in ROH

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While speaking to Kevin Kellam of WrestleZone, Velvet Sky spoke about her role in the new Ring of Honor faction The Allure.

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The former IMPACT Wrestling Knockout has actually already announced her retirement from the ring and she says that in spite of this new role and a promotion that she’s never been in, she is sticking to her word and will mostly be acting as a manager with Mandy Leon and Angelina Love mostly taking on the role of the in-ring competitors:

“I still stand as being retired in the ring. Back when I announced that in 2016 I made it clear that I retired from in-ring action only. I love the wrestling industry, I always have, but that time came in 2016 where my contract with IMPACT was coming to an end and I just wasn’t having fun anymore. No one understands unless you’ve been through the doors there. I’m not making it sound like it was a bad experience there, because it wasn’t. I embraced my time there. I had a ball my entire career there, but there comes a time in everyone’s life for whatever reason you’re just not having fun anymore.
It had a lot to do with management. I’m not going to get into that because I’m not going to go on a tangent about that, but it had a lot to do with how the wrestling industry shifted. I wasn’t happy with management, my contract was up, so I was like ‘you know what? Now’s the best time. I’m healthy, I never suffered any real injuries in the ring’ and I just felt like it was time to walk away. I didn’t want to just go out there and work the independent scene and just bump night after night for no reason. As a professional wrestler, you just have to know your limits and you only have so many bumps on your bump card. Any wrestler will tell you that.
So mid-2016 I announced my in-ring retirement, but I made it clear that I would still be around for the fans to do meet-and-greets, autograph signings, just be involved in the wrestling industry in a non-wrestling role. That’s still my stance, and I’m in a non-wrestling role in The Allure. I’m more the managerial mouthpiece, directing traffic, and Mandy and Angelina are going to be the ass-kickers of the group. We’re The Allure as a group, but we also have our own individual identities as Angelina being the bad ass, me being the brains and Mandy being the bombshell.”

You can check out the full interview here:

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