A former NXT UK Star has announced their retirement from professional wrestling.
On February 14th Welsh wrestler Eddie Dennis took to social media to announce if he didn’t win the RevPro Revolution Rumble at York Hall on March 26th, he was done.
“I have nothing booked in for the rest of February. These are my only two dates booked for March. If I don’t win the Revolution Rumble in York Hall on March 26th, I’m done. Big weekend.”
Unfortunately, Dennis was unable to secure victory at the show and after the match left his boots in the ring signifying his retirement from the craft at 37 years old.
This photo is beautiful https://t.co/NYrWGLQzpv
— Eddie Dennis (@EddieDennis1986) March 26, 2023
Throughout his career, Dennis was a mainstay on the British independent wrestling scene. After famously quitting his job as a high school head teacher to follow his professional wrestling dreams, Dennis became a regular for Attack Pro Wrestling, PROGRESS, and Revolution Pro Wrestling among many other promotions.
In 2018 Dennis signed for WWE as part of the UK launch. At the brand’s first-ever TakeOver event in Blackpool, he took on Dave Mastiff in a No Disqualification match.
While under contract to WWE, he dethroned the former WALTER to become the PROGRESS Unified World Champion in 2019. He would have the vacate the title after 126 days due to injury.
WWE NXT UK Closed Its Doors In 2022
In 2022, WWE announced it was closing the UK brand and releasing several stars from their contracts. Dennis was among multiple names let go from the company and returned to the British indy scene.
NXT Europe is set to launch later this year but in a recent interview with Alex McCarthy, Shawn Michaels stated it was still very much in the “organisational stage”
Dennis isn’t the first former UK star to announce their retirement. Earlier this year, Jinny revealed she was stepping away from the ring for good due to injury.