“Had To Amputate My Left Arm” – Pro-Wrestler Announces Disheartening News for Fans

Published 11/29/2020, 10:27 PM EST


James Guffey, better known to wrestling fans as Jimmy Rave, was famous for stealing his opponent’s finishing move. The man made a name for himself on the independent circuit, wrestling all the way from North America to Europe to Japan.

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Jimmy Rave retires from pro wrestling

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Jimmy Rave took to Twitter on Sunday to announce his retirement from professional wrestling. Rave posted a note citing the reason he had to make this decision.

Jimmy noted he had to retire because of an infection that led to his left arm to be amputated above the elbow.

The former ROH and TNA Wrestler thanked everyone from his fans, peers, and wrestlers he’s shared the ring with to his mentors and students. He also mentioned how hard it was to type the entire note before concluding by asking everyone to take care of their health.

Jimmy Rave’s 21-year professional wrestling career saw him work for many wrestling promotions such as Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), Full Impact Pro, Dragon Gate, Ring Of Honor, and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling. He also competed for New Japan Pro Wrestling in the 2008 Best of the Juniors.

Jimmy’s career not only took him to several promotions across the globe, but he also challenged for and defended several championships against the top names in the pro wrestling today, such as CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Tommaso Ciampa. Jimmy Rave once challenged WWE Official Adam Pearce for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship.

Fans react to Rave’s retirement

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Known for drawing crazy amounts of heat as a heel, Jimmy Rave’s retirement broke every pro wrestling fan’s heart. Fans came ahead on Twitter sharing their thoughts on his retirement.

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Jimmy Rave gave a lot to this business. We wish him a good health and luck for whatever goals he aims to achieve. We also hope the professional wrestling business has something for the man that’s given so much to it. Kudos to Jimmy Rave for an inspiring career!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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