Once Monday Night Raw ended, WWE cameras continued to capture footage as most of the performers backstage came out to the ramp to show appreciation for Daniel Bryan, who announced his retirement this week. Chris Jericho was spotted wearing a Social Outcasts shirt, and the former world heavyweight champion has been receiving praise from the internet wrestling community for showing support to the new stable.
February 9, 2016
While most wrestling fans already know that he is no longer an active in ring performer, WWE has finally cemented the deal on the retirement of Christian. The former world heavyweight champion has now been officially moved to the alumni section of their website. He had remained on the active roster for quite some time after he stopped being an in ring performer. No word yet on what is next for Captain Charisma.
October 27, 2015
When CJ Parker announced his retirement earlier in the year, the belief was that he was done with professional wrestling after being given his release by WWE. However, that does not appear to be the case. Apparently, he is only retiring his persona. The former NXT star is heading to New Japan to wrestle there, despite not having established himself in the United States yet. He will be going by the name of Juice Robinson.
August 25, 2015
When word broke out earlier in the day that Daniel Bryan was going to be showing up on Monday Night Raw, there was a lot of speculations from the internet wrestling community that he was going to be announcing his retirement. That is not the case. Instead, the former world heavyweight champion is being allowed by WWE to promote his book as a guest on the Miz talk show.
August 10, 2015
Earlier in the day, several sources reported that Daniel Bryan had mentioned during a radio station interview that his time was up, which sparked an immediate response from the internet wrestling community about his retirement. The former world heavyweight champion took to social media to explain that the interview was fake. He is staying with WWE.
July 17, 2015
Even though we see him frequently on television with WWE, there is still a lot of members of the internet wrestling community that are unaware of the actual age of R Truth. He is a bit older than most people think. The former world heavyweight champion is 43 years of age, which puts him among the top of the roster when it comes to that figure. Retirement rumors spring up frequently, but Truth plans on being a performer for quite some time.
June 6, 2015
As soon as word spread that Mickie James was making a big announcement on Impact Wrestling later on this week, rumors started to spread that the popular Knockout was going to be announcing her retirement. That is definitely a possibility as she is now a mother. However, TNA could be pulling a swerve by having her announce something entirely different. It could end up being something as simple as Mickie signing a new contract.
April 23, 2015
Before AJ Lee stunned the professional wrestling world by announcing her early retirement from WWE, there were plans in place for her to turn do a heel turn and challenge Paige, who is still being scheduled to capture the Divas Championship from Nikki Bella at Extreme Rules. The creative department had to quickly find alternative plans. Since they already wrote the story, they simply decided to replace AJ with Naomi.
April 15, 2015
After the shock of her retirement announcement wore down a bit, the internet wrestling community then began to speculate about the reason why AJ Lee was leaving her dream job in WWE so soon. One of the more discussed reasons was that the diminutive diva is pregnant. That appears to be unlikely, as the front office would never allow her to work at Wrestlemania and the following Monday Night Raw in that condition.
April 4, 2015
A lot of wrestlers end up staying in the business well beyond their time because they did not bother to make retirement plans while they were making big bucks. Seth Rollins definitely does not want to become one of those guys. He already has his plan in place. Despite working a very hectic schedule for WWE, Rollins is still quite involved in the wrestling school that started and owns in Illinois. He is frequently seen training wrestlers there himself.
February 26, 2015