Jaxson Ryker is undoubtedly one of the most controversial wrestlers to have ever competed in WWE. He openly supported Donald Trump while he was sending in the military to break up Black Lives Matter protests. Ryker is also against homosexuality and wanted people to rise up against it. Now it appears that he plans on retiring from pro wrestling for good.

Jaxson Ryker joined WWE back in 2017 following a stint in Impact Wrestling. He remained in Vince McMahon’s company for four years until his release back in 2021 after a ton of controversy.

While speaking on a recent episode of Wrestling For The Faith, Jaxson Ryker revealed that he is planning to end his career as a professional wrestler soon. This didn’t really come as a surprise for many people.

The former WWE Superstar revealed that he has a few shows lined up and wants to retire after his August 27 show in his home state of North Carolina.


“I’ll admit, I’ve been wishy-washy, okay? ‘I wanna do this, I don’t wanna do this.’ But I do feel like, man, it’s time to step away. Not necessarily doesn’t mean I won’t do guest ref spots or sign some autographs or use it as a ministry.

But the in-ring action is just — I think it’s time to step away just because of injuries. It’s time to pursue a different career so I spoke to you (podcast co-host) about it and I have four shows booked.

Matter of fact, tonight I’ll be in Elkin, North Carolina and I’ll post some flyers, but, and then June 3rd in Milner, Georgia for brother Marty Miller, little benefit for Drake Wuertz, good buddy of ours and then June 17th, big show in Mooresville, North Carolina and then August 27th which is funny, it’s two days after my 23-year anniversary of my wrestling career starting, will be my last show in Salisbury, North Carolina.”

Jaxson Ryker will only be remembered as someone who had highly controversial and downright disturbing takes and no one will ever care what he accomplish as a pro wrestler. In the end, he has accepted his plight now.

What do you think of Jaxson Ryker? Do you think he will ever get better as a person? Sound off in the comments!

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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