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KiLynn King Opens Up About Her Wrestling Journey

Kilynn King has had a great few years. She has been in AEW and NWA and has become one of the best female independent wrestlers. However, that didn’t come to her without a lot of hard work, and in an interview with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, King has detailed what her journey to the top has felt like. 

“It’s the best because there’s always that crazy feeling in your brain when you start to back away from one place, you’re like, ‘Am I making the right choice?” Is work going to come?’ There was a month-long period where I was like, ‘I don’t know.’ Then, thankfully, one booking happened, and they all just took off. Yeah, I’ve been working a lot with NWA, and I got to return to AEW and have that really cool back-to-back two-week moment. Then, New Japan just happened recently. I got to wrestle Mayu Iwatani. “That’s really frickin’ cool,” I thought when I made my debut with STARDOM and New Japan with a title match, and I’m actually going to be working with them again next year.” (h/t Fightful)

King made her wrestling debut in 2018 and debuted in AEW on the May 20, 2020, episode of “Dark,” losing to Penelope Ford. She joined NWA the following year, defeating Miranda Gordy and Jazzy Yang at Empowerrr with Red Velvet.

Kilynn King also told SRS about her summer in AEW and her matches with Toni Storm and Britt Baker on the August 17 and August 24 episodes of “Dynamite,” respectively.

“Oh, it was great. It was like a little family reunion. I’ve been doing a lot of work with NWA. I think they weren’t sure if I was still a free agent. So, I got a text just saying, “Hey, are you available?” “Yes.” “Okay, cool.” We want to book you on Dynamite against Toni.’ I’m like, “Oh, okay.” Yeah. Let’s do that. Yeah, it was so great. I got to see Jerry Lynn, Billy Gunn, and a bunch of the girls backstage. I got to see [Kris Statlander] and she just got hurt, so I was like, “I need to see her.”

Also, I need to give her a big ol’ hug. It was like not missing a beat, you know what I’m saying? Coming back after a four or five-month absence, it was as if I’d never left, as soon as I walked backstage. “People were just so happy to see me, and I was happy to see them.” (h/t Fightful)


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