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UPDATED: Kylie Rae Reportedly Not Injured, More Details on BFG Absence

October 25, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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UPDATE: F4WOnline.com has a new report with some additional details regarding the Kylie Rae situation. According to the F4WOnline report, the outlet was later informed that the story of Kylie Rae being injured was “not the case” with what happened.

The initial report by the outlet noted that Rae withdrew from the show due to a minor injury that reportedly wasn’t serious, and Impact Wrestling continued promoting the Kylie Rae vs. Deonna Purrazzo Knockouts title match for the show all the way up to when the match was scheduled to take place. However, the report has since been updated, with F4WOnline now stating that sources have confirmed that Impact made no announcement on the Knockouts title match change yet because they were unaware with regards to the Kylie Rae situation at the time. The rumor of her being injured though is now said to be inaccurate.

The report also notes, much like Fightful did earlier, that Kylie Rae arrived in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday (Oct. 23), supposedly ready to work. However, she did not make it into the Skyway Studios building on Saturday (Oct. 24).

Previously, Kylie Rae signed a long-term contract with Impact earlier this year.

ORIGINAL: New details regarding Kylie Rae’s surprising absence from Impact Bound For Glory are online, including the reaction backstage. As reported, Rae did not appear on the PPV and Su Yung stepped in in her place to face Deonna Purrazzo, winning the Impact Knockouts Title in the process. Fightful Select reports that according to several wrestlers, Rae drove into Nashville with them Friday for Bound For Glory and was even asking about call times for Saturday, but did not appear when the call time came around. The site is specific in noting that it was members of the Impact roster and not Impact itself which confirmed Rae drove into Nashville for the show.

It is reported that the locker room became concerned throughout the day as no one had heard from Rae, and several people reached out to people close to her in worry, being told that she is alive and well. It was reported last night that Rae’s absence was due to an injury that isn’t considered serious, though Fightful notes that talent was not made aware of that fact when they spoke with Impact about the situation.

Impact and Rae have not commented officially on the situation, and no communication between them was made known. Rae was forced to pull out of The Collective’s Black Label Pro event due to injury earlier this month.