In a recent interview with Ring The Belle, former WWE NXT UK talent Jinny discussed several topics, including her decision to retire from in-ring competition.

“When I was injured, this was actually the longest time that I had been out with any injury. During the time of being injured and having the symptoms, I was just like wow, this is just taking so long for my body to heal, the injury that I actually had, it was a concussion. Unfortunately, I took quite a few blows to the head, and it was the worst one I’ve ever had. Half-way through, I was like, if my body is taking this long to heal, if I get hit again, is it going to take even longer, I just had to be smart about it.

I love wrestling, I’m a wrestling fan, I always will be, it was a really hard decision, because if it wasn’t for that, would I be wrestling still, yes, but your health is wealth and as difficult as it is, and as much as I love this business and as much as I was like, maybe I’ll be okay, I had to be smart about it and make sure that I look after myself, not just for now, but in the long run as well.

Right now, I don’t know if I’d consider having a retirement match, I don’t want to take a chance and then get hurt, but never say never, you never know what’s around the corner, but right now, I just need to focus on my health, even though I’m healed and I’m fine and I’m cleared and everything, right now I just need to focus on health-wise, but never say never. Would I fully come out of retirement and have like another stint, no, I don’t want to take that chance and it’s unfortunate, but it is what it is.

When we get into this business, whether you sign with a big company, or you work on the indies, we all know the risks that we take, but we take those risks because we have a dream and we have a passion for wrestling. It happens, but looking back on everything, I had so much fun, I really did and I’m very, very grateful for everything I’ve come out of wrestling, I met my husband in wrestling, I met some great friends in wrestling and I got to work with some amazing people, and all of those companies like PROGRESS, Pro Wrestling EVE, RevPro, OTT, and all of that, they gave me opportunities when I was so new, and they still believed in me. When I was experimenting with my ring gear, trying to work on the basics in the ring and still training and stuff, they still gave me an opportunity. Yes, it would always be nice to come out of retirement and achieve more, but looking back, I achieved so much and I’m very, very grateful.”

The full interview is available at this link.