In the ever-evolving world of WWE, where talent often transitions from the spotlight of in-ring competition to pivotal behind-the-scenes roles, one former Ring of Honor (ROH) standout has taken a definitive step towards a new phase in her career. Kelly Kincaid, who was previously known to wrestling fans as Quinn McKay during her time in ROH, now goes by her new moniker in WWE, where she has found a unique path to contribute to the wrestling industry.
Quinn McKay had built a reputation as a tenacious and talented performer during her time in ROH. However, when the doors closed on the promotion in late 2021, WWE opened its doors to welcome this promising talent into its fold. Since then, Kincaid has been on a journey of exploration within WWE, consistently excelling in every role the company has assigned to her, even though they’ve been distinctly outside the wrestling ring.
Now operating under the name Kelly Kincaid, she has become a familiar face to WWE fans as a backstage interviewer for the NXT brand, with her presence predominantly felt on the NXT Level Up program. While her engaging interviews have endeared her to the WWE Universe, it is notable that Kincaid’s in-ring wrestling appearances have been notably absent.
It is this absence from in-ring competition that has led fans to wonder about the possibility of a wrestling return for the talented performer. Yet, Kelly Kincaid seems to have made a resolute decision, opting to leave her in-ring career firmly in the past.
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This decision was firmly articulated when Kelly Kincaid conducted an interview with Kelani Jordan after a recent episode of NXT. During the interview, Jordan issued a challenge to Blair Davenport for a match at NXT No Mercy, sparking questions about Kincaid’s own wrestling ambitions. When a curious fan inquired about her in-ring hiatus, Kelly Kincaid offered a succinct response that left no room for speculation: “She’s retired.”
With this confirmation, it becomes evident that Kincaid has no intention of returning to in-ring competition within the context of WWE. Her transition to a non-wrestling role within the company reflects a conscious choice to take on new responsibilities and contribute to the wrestling industry from a different perspective.
While her journey in ROH provided her with the opportunity to experience the wrestling world from within the ring, it is clear that Kincaid has chosen a different path within WWE. Her role as a backstage interviewer and her contributions to WWE programming are being wholeheartedly embraced, signifying a new chapter in her career.
As fans continue to appreciate the presence and dedication of Kelly Kincaid in WWE, it becomes evident that her contributions, although not within the squared circle, are invaluable and integral to the wrestling experience. It is this versatility and adaptability that truly characterizes her as a dynamic and significant talent within the wrestling industry.