Velvet Sky achieved a lot during her time with Impact Wrestling, but those days are done forever because she’s officially hanging up her boots.
The two-time TNA Knockouts Champion has announced her retirement via WNPR News and said she decided to return to college, as well as train the next generation at the Team 3D Academy (owned by Bully Ray and D-Von Dudley) in Danbury, Connecticut.
She explains, “Wrestling has a shelf life. College doesn’t. You can be fifty years old and go to college for your degree. You can’t be fifty years old and train to be a pro wrestler.”
Velvet adds, “I’m in really, really good physical condition, still, and my health is great. And I want to keep it that way. I had a really satisfying fifteen-year wrestling career, so I went back to school because I got to live out my wrestling dream.”
In a statement on Friday, Velvet reiterated that she is retired from in-ring competition, but not wrestling entirely. In addition to training wrestlers, she will continue to do autograph signings.
"Retired" was not the correct word to have been used in the article from yesterday. Please read my true & current status below. pic.twitter.com/52X174OUKv
— ✨Velvet Sky✨ (@VelVelHoller) July 7, 2017
Sky is currently studying to be a personal trainer at Post University.