Aron Stevens may have wrestled his last match at this weekend’s Alwayz Ready event. Stevens competed against Trevor Murdoch in a physical bout that saw the former Damien Sandow take a loss in what was announced as his retirement match. After being defeated, Stevens cut a promo where he reflected on his time in the ring.

Stevens called the match his “swan song,” although many believe it to be part of a storyline. Time will tell, but fans were treating it like it was the last time they’d see Aron Stevens. Chants of, “Thank you, Aron,” rang through the audience.

Later on in the show, Aron Stevens was interviewed by May Valentine about his thoughts. Stevens explained that there is no way the fans have any idea what he is going through. He said that he is done with the wrestling business.

“Tonight, Trevor (Murdoch) was the better man. Either way, something inside me told me that it was time for me to step away. Because you know what? When you chase something long enough and that something does not love you back, eventually, you have to choose yourself. Eventually, you have to choose your own health. Eventually, you have to choose your own life. Because when you give your life to something that gives you nothing back except adulation, but adulation doesn’t pay the bills. Adulation does not let me look at myself in the mirror and like what I see.

Now, on the other hand, there’s another side to it. We have a (airplane) ticket, just like I promised. Tonight, Trevor was the better man. Tonight, the business goes on. Tomorrow, the business will go on. The business will go on and on and on and on and on. But I think you and I, let’s just go. Brazil, like we said? That’s it. I can do that. I can do that.

I’m done. I am done. This industry, in some respects, has been very good to me. And even though I never, ever, ever will get to hold and place that world title above my mantle and go to Killer’s grave and put the world title on his grave and say, ‘Thank you. I did it.’ That’s okay. Because you know what? This industry has given me other things (eyeing May), like people.”

Fans will have to wait and see if this truly is Aron Stevens’ last match. If it was, he is proud of what he achieved during his career. Stevens says the wrestling business will go on with or without him.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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