It’s a sad day today, as professional wrestling legend Sabu has announced his decision to retire from in-ring competition.
Sabu competed for a number of major companies all across the world. He is most famous for his time with ECW, where he is a former ECW Champion. He competed for Paul Heyman’s ECW for a number of years, where he famously turned down the chance to sign for WCW and WWF. Sabu would wrestle all over American and Japan, before finally signing for WWE for the ECW revival in 2005.
He last wrestled in WWE in 2007, when he was released. He went on to wrestle for the likes of TNA and other indie promotions.
But sadly after a 30 plus year career, the nephew of the Original Sheik is finally calling it quits. He recently appeared on an episode of the “Wrestling Shoot Interviews”, where he discussed all facets of his career, before announcing his retirement.
“I’m not doing real good. I hurt my back about a year ago and it’s still been hurting. I wrestled a couple of weeks ago but I shouldn’t have. I’ve only wrestled like twice in the last year…I only went to the gym a couple of times the last year ’cause I hurt my back. I’m probably not gonna wrestle no more… I’m probably just gonna do autograph signings and personal appearance-type stuff .”Sabu, announcing his retirment
Luckily for fans, he is not stepping completely away from the business of professional wrestling. He will still be available in a non-wrestling role, for things like “autograph signings and personal appearance-type stuff”.
Sabu’s most high profile match in WWE was either his WWE title match against John Cena on Monday Night Raw, or facing World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio at ECW One Night Stand.
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