Former Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling star Jimmy Rave has officially retired from in-ring action, according to an announcement on his Twitter account.
Rave has been forced to hang up his boots due to an infection in his left arm which left doctors with no choice but to amputate it from above the elbow.
Posting on Twitter, the star had this to say about the tragic situation:
"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 much more seriously than I did. I am sorry for anyone I have let down. Support pro wrestling! -Jimmy Rave"
Rave made his wrestling debut back in 1999 after being trained by Murder One. He'd then go on to make his ROH debut in 2003, later going on to win the Trios Tournament in 2006 alongside Alex Shelley and Abyss.
During his time in Impact Wrestling, Rave formed a tag team with current AEW powerhouse Lance Archer, with the pair going by the name of the Rock 'n Rave Infection. The duo were also joined by Christy Hemme in the group.
During his 21 year career in the business, Rave managed to bring home the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship, CZW Iron Man Championship, GCW Heavyweight Championship and the NWA Wildside Junior Heavyweight Championship.
Everyone at WhatCulture wishes Jimmy the best going forward and hope that he can still be involved in the wrestling industry in some other capacity in the wake of this news.