Pro wrestling is a passion for many wrestlers, as they devote their entire lives to doing it. However, unforeseen events can sometimes cause them to put their careers on hold. Sadly, Joe Doering is stepping away from the ring once again to battle a terrible illness.

Impact Wrestling has announced that Joe Doering will be stepping away from wrestling for a while as he battles brain cancer for the second time. Doering told the promotion about his diagnosis at last week’s tapings.

Joe Doering previously battled brain cancer six years ago. Doering told Impact Wrestling’s official website, “They told me in 2016 that I would never wrestle again, and I proved them wrong. Guess I’m going to have to do it again. I try to not get too sad or emotional about it. Staying positive really helped me the first time, and that’s what I’ll do again.”

Doering made his return to the ring a year later after chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Doering added that he plans on making his in-ring return “very soon.”


“I know our fans and the wider wrestling community will join everyone at IMPACT in keeping Joe and his wife Lindsay in their thoughts and prayers,” Impact EVP Scott D’Amore stated. “Joe loves pro wrestling and we all look forward to him returning to action when he’s ready.

We here at Ringside News would like to wish Joe Doering a speedy recovery and hope he comes back to doing what he loves as soon as possible.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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