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
It looks like the rumors about Layla El were true after all. She announced her retirement from WWE through the company's official website. She did an interview where she thanked everyone for the opportunity and stated that she enjoyed her nine years in the business. Layla wants to settle down, get married and start the next chapter in her life.
July 29, 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
Since he has not been given a push until recently, many were under the assumption that Kofi Kingston was not happy in WWE. Some believed that he would be better off walking away. However, Kingston never even entertained the thought of retirement. In fact, he still enjoys working for the company despite not being featured as much as someone as talented as him should be. Kingston plans to remain with WWE for a while.
April 27, 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
When Brock Lesnar opted to stay with WWE for another three years, UFC lost out on someone that could draw big numbers for them again. That was the reason why Dana White was offering a huge sum of money to his former world heavyweight champion. Since the void is still there, that has caused other great draws into considering a comeback. Georges St Pierre is now thinking about coming out of retirement to return to MMA.
April 3, 2015