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6 WWE Superstars who definitely retired too soon

Daniel Wood
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:02 IST


These Superstars should have wrestled much longer than they did
These Superstars should have wrestled much longer than they did

This week, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson revealed that he had 'quietly retired' from Professional Wrestling during the press rounds for his latest blockbuster film 'Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw'.

'The Rock' is the latest in a long line of Superstars to call time on their in-ring careers and no longer actively compete within the squared circle. However 'The Great One' is almost certainly not done with WWE and will be back.

Read Also: 5 Biggest Questions After The Rock 'Retires' From WWE

In fact, most of the WWE Legends and alumni who call it a day end up returning for one-off specials like the recent RAW reunion, or taking on backstage or other onscreen roles away from actually wrestling.

However, the problem with seeing these legends back in a WWE ring but not actually wrestling is that we, as fans, can't help but wonder, what if they wrestled again? What if they had one more match? This is usually worsened when it seems clear that the Superstar in question is still fairly young and physically able to compete.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the six WWE Superstars who definitely retired too soon, either by choice or through injury.


#6. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

The Rock in his last singles match for WWE against Eric Rowan
The Rock in his last singles match for WWE against Eric Rowan

As we've already mentioned 'The Rock', let's start with 'The People's Champ' himself. He's always been the subject of return rumors, especially around SummerSlam and WrestleMania season. However, with SummerSlam weeks away, 'The Rock' seems to have put a stop to those rumors once and for all by announcing his retirement from wrestling.

"I mean, no. I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have just a really wonderful career and accomplish what I wanted to accomplish, but there's nothing like a live crowd, a live audience, a live microphone as you both know. Plus, I grew up in wrestling. For a lot of you guys that don't know, my grandfather wrestled, my dad as well, my whole family."
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But take a look at the trailer for 'The Rock's latest film 'Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw' and the physical condition that he's in and tell me that he isn't capable of wrestling another five years or so.

Obviously it remains to be seen how legitimate 'The Rock's retirement from WWE really is, but if he's serious when he says he's done then its definitely, definitely too soon. Especially as it will mean we won't get the match with Roman Reigns that everyone is clamoring for!

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Published 05 Aug 2019, 05:45 IST
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