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WWE News: Rich Swann confirms his retirement from Pro Wrestling

Following his recent departure from the WWE, this former Cruiserweight Champion has now confirmed his retirement.

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News 08 Mar 2018, 15:01 IST
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Rich Swann was fired from WWE in February of this year
Rich Swann was fired from WWE in February of this year

What’s the story?

Within the space of a few short months, former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann’s Pro Wrestling career has completely turned upside down.

Following his firing from the WWE in February of 2018, Swann has now announced and confirmed that he is set to hang up his boots from the wrestling business, after completing his Independent bookings.

In case you didn’t know…

Swann made his Pro Wrestling debut in 2009 as part of American based Indy promotion Combat Zone Wrestling. Throughout his wrestling career, Swann has worked for top Indy promotions such as the likes of Evolve Wrestling, Dragon Gate USA and more.

The 27-year-old superstar has also previously held tag team titles with the likes of Ricochet, Johnny Gargano, and Roderick Strong, who are all currently signed with the WWE’s developmental promotion, NXT.

The heart of the matter

Earlier today, former WWE superstar and Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann confirmed via his Twitter account that he will retire from Pro Wrestling once he completes his latest set of Independent bookings.

After his departure from the WWE, Swann’s return to the Independent circuit was confirmed by Mexican promotion The Crash Lucha Libre, for whom Swann will compete on the 17th of March, in Tijuana, Mexico. Additionally, Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore and UK’s Southside Wrestling Entertainment have also confirmed that Swann will be making appearances for both promotions later in the year.

However, it seems like Swann has now apparently made up his mind and decided to retire from the sport as he took it to his Twitter handle and wrote that he will make an exit from Pro Wrestling after his Independent bookings are done, as he additionally thanked everyone for providing him with an opportunity.

What’s next?

As noted, Swann will make his return to the Indy circuit later this month as part of The Crash Lucha Libre. Furthermore, fans can also catch him in action for Southside Wrestling and House of Hardcore, later in the year.

Author’s Take

In the past few months, Rich Swann has definitely gone through a lot and it is certainly sad and disappointing to see him retire at such a young age.


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