Nigel McGuinness was one of the most exciting superstars to make a name for themselves in Ring of Honor. His in-ring status is always a topic of discussion for many and now it appears he has claimed that he recently got back into the ring.

McGuinness has provided commentary for both ROH and AEW Collision, but fans wondered whether he would actually return to the squared circle. After all, reports suggested that he had been taking measures to try to return to the ring. That never happened as McGuiness confirmed a match with Bryan Danielson was not going to happen at AEW All In.

During a guest appearance on Wrestling Weekly with Les Thatcher and Victor Sosa, McGuinness revealed that he had recently returned to the ring, stating that he could still wrestle and felt “perfectly okay” afterwards.

McGuinness also drew parallels between his own career and Thatcher’s, reflecting on the challenges he faced during his time in WWE. He expressed feelings of difficulty and perhaps jealousy or bitterness towards the success of peers like Bryan Danielson. McGuinness found it hard to accept their fame and fortune, especially considering his ability to still perform in the ring. He emphasized that it’s not necessarily easier to quit wrestling by choice, contrary to common belief.


I think there’s a lot of similarities between your career (Les Thatcher) and I certainly… All the time that I was in WWE, how difficult it was for me and I think a lot of the… I don’t want to say the jealousy and the bitterness but those sort of emotions that certainly existed between me and Bryan (Danielson) and the success that he had.

Obviously, when I was in WWE, seeing so many of my peers coming up and having that level of success and that level of fame and the fortune was very difficult for me certainly to sort of accept. Especially when I can still wrestle today, you know? I got in the ring last week and just felt perfectly okay. Sometimes, people say it’s a lot easier if you choose yourself to quit and I don’t think that it’s the case.

Nigel McGuiness’ last match took place in December 2011, while his last televised bout was in September 2010 against Stevie Richards on TNA Xplosion. Nevertheless, we will have to wait and see if he will ever return to the squared circle.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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