WWE: 10 Great Wrestlers Who Are Now Retired

Retirement in Pro Wrestling is a strange concept to many wrestlers. Take for example Ric Flair, he was given the…

Grahame Herbert

WWE Editor

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Retirement in Pro Wrestling is a strange concept to many wrestlers. Take for example Ric Flair, he was given the greatest send off in WWE history when he had a match of the year candidate with Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemenia 2008. Flair should be enjoying the leisure of being retired, safe in the knowledge his legacy is complete and ended in the best way. However, just a couple of years after that, Flair was wrestling in fairgrounds and to this day will happily jump in a ring for a few thousand dollars.

Then you have the guys who just refuse to retire. Kurt Angle is a man who had a broken neck in 1996, and in 2006 was such a physical wreck that WWE retired him from the company. Against common sense and physical well being Kurt is still wrestling today, the same goes for Rey Mysterio, he has been out injured most of 2013 and has serious knee issues but still sees his future in the ring.

Wrestling retirement can happen though, and wrestlers can bow out gracefully. The legacy of the guys who stay around too long will never be diminished, but there is a certain class to the wrestlers who retire and stay retired, their last match having been a perfect conclusion rather than a chapter too long. Here we look at the Ten Greatest Wrestlers who have now retired…