Former ROH and TNA Star Jimmy Rave announced his retirement from professional wrestling Saturday night.
Rave took to social media with a detailed message to his fans announcing that his in-ring career is over after having his left arm amputated earlier this week. Rave stated that on Tuesday of this week doctors found an infection in his left arm. By the time he finally saw a doctor it was too late, and they had to remove his left arm above the elbow.
Jimmy’s heart felt announcement read:
“I have been very blessed for the last 21 years in professional wrestling and getting to live out my dream. Today, that dream has ended for me and I have a new reality. This past Tuesday my world came crashing down when Doctors found an infection in my left arm. I tried toughing it out but by the time I saw a doctor it was too late and they had to amputate my left arm above the elbow. Thus effectively ending my in-ring career.
I appreciate everyone who has supported me or anyone who has pegged me with a roll of toilet paper. To my brothers & sisters I have shared the ring with or a locker room; thank you for always pushing me to be better. Thank you to all of my mentors and my students who allow me to still feel needed. This was the hardest thing I have ever had to type. If you have questions or comments please feel free to DM me. Please take your health more seriously than I did. I am sorry for anyone I have let down. Support Pro Wrestling!
~ Jimmy Rave
You can see Jimmy Rave’s tweet announcing his retirement from wrestling after having his left arm amputated below.
I would personally like to thank Jimmy Rave for everything he has done for wrestling throughout his career. I have had the pleasure to meet him at numerous wrestling events and conventions over the year, and was lucky enough to be able to see him wrestle more times than I can count. Your work will truly be missed. Thank you Jimmy for everything, it was a honor to be able watch you throughout your career.