Kylie Rae Announced for First Post-AEW Booking

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Kylie Rae is returning to the ring tonight following her release from All Elite Wrestling.

Freelance Wrestling announced on Saturday that Shotzi Blackheart will not be appearing at their event this evening as advertised. Instead, ex-Freelance champ Kylie Rae will take her place.

“Unfortunately [Shotzi Blackheart] will be unable to join us tonight,” the company tweeted. “But I think we found a more than suitable replacement. Tonight w/ @FreelanceUndrgd at Game of the Genders [Isaias Velazquez] will take on “Smiley” Kylie Rae!!”

Kylie has been absent from wrestling since making a few appearances in AEW. During the post-All Out media scrum, All Elite Wrestling President Tony Khan claimed the 27-year-old wrestler requested her own release and it was granted.

No further details on the reason for her exit have been made public.