Velvet Sky (Jamie Szantyr) was recently interviewed by WNPR to talk about what she’s currently up to. In an interesting note, the article referred to her as a “retired pro wrestler.” She discussed why she decided to quit the business to pursue a career as a personal trainer:
“Wrestling has a shelf life. College doesn’t. You can be 50 years old and go to college for your degree. You can’t be 50 years old and train to be a pro wrestler…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 15-year wrestling career, so I went back to school because I got to live out my wrestling dream.”
For the full interview with Velvet Sky, check out WNPR.
(Soucek’s Analysis: This seems to be a bit of a recent change. During WrestleMania weekend, Sky talked about wanting to join WWE someday. Her retirement is a bit of a shame, as she’s certainly one of the more popular women wrestlers of the past decade to never get any sort of shot in the company. Hopefully, she finds a rewarding career outside of the business.)