Pro wrestling doesn’t last forever and CW Anderson announced today that he has wrestled his last match. The former WWE and ECW Superstar is now hanging up his boots at 49 years old.
CW Anderson spoke openly about his decision to retire from pro wrestling. He said that 27 years ago he went from being a respected baseball player to a pro wrestler who nobody knew. Now he is calling it quits on pro wrestling after racking up a lifetime’s worth of memories. The CW part took over who he was and now he is changing that.
“27 years ago, I went from being Chris Wright, a highly prospected baseball player, to ‘no one knows who I am’ CW Anderson. I took the name Anderson, honored it, did the best I could with it. 27 years later, I’ve finally come to the decision that, as far as CW Anderson and professional wrestling is concerned, he’s done.”
“I’ve let CW Anderson take over Chris Wright’s life and become something that I don’t know who I am or who I was”
The replies to CW Anderson’s retirement announcement poured in. Plenty of fans and peers alike thanked Anderson for his contributions to the pro wrestling business.
Anderson’s last match was on a January episode of NWA Powerrr in a tornado tag match where he won with Caleb Konley against The Dawsons. You can watch his entire retirement announcement below.