Madison Rayne recently signed a multi-year deal with Impact Wrestling. It appears Rayne and ROH came to a mutual agreement regarding her release from the company. Rayne signed a 1-year deal with ROH last September. She later came to terms on her release from the promotion and re-signed with Impact at the beginning of the month.
According to a report from the Wrestling Observer, Rayne was not satisfied with the creative direction of her character. She is also said to have pitched the idea of the Beautiful People faction being brought into ROH.
“She then pitched the return of The Beautiful People and ROH agreed that maybe they would try,” wrote Dave Meltzer. “Different people came up with ideas on introducing The Beautiful People. They pitched her the scenarios and she at first gave an indication she liked them, but a few days later she sent them an email saying she didn’t like any of the ideas. Both sides did leave the process amicably.”
Rayne had apparently pushed for Velvet Sky and Angelina Love be brought in for the Beautiful People gimmick. ROH is said to have wanted Mandy Leon to replace one of Sky or Love, however.
Rayne is a former 5x Knockouts champion and twice held the Knockouts tag team championships. The Beautiful People consisted of Madison Rayne, Velvet Sky, Angelina Love, Lacey Von Erich and at one point, Billy Gunn.