Former WWE Ruthless Aggression Superstar Simon Dean has wrestled his final match almost 30-years after making his in-ring debut!
Former WWE Superstar Simon Dean Retires From In-Ring Action!
Mike Bucci, best known to fans as Nova or Simon Dean, has announced that his recent Stand Alone Wrestling appearances will be his final match as a performer 29-years after his first recorded match for WWE in July 1993.
Bucci would team with Frankie Kazarian and Aron Stevens to take on the team of Matt Cardona, Brian Myers & Pat Buck at Stand Alone Wrestling’s Contest Of Champions: Where Heroes Gather event in Toms River, New Jersey on December 3 2022.
Bucci would begin working under the moniker Simon Dean for the WWE in September of 2009, first appearing on a SmackDown live show taking on future Money in the Bank winner Ken Kennedy. Dean would go on to have an entertaining run in the company as a ‘fitness enthusiast’ parodying the live TV workout DVD salesmen of the late 80’s and early 90’s.
Speaking on the Under The Ring Podcast, Bucci would discuss his retirement stating wrestling has been “secondary” in his life for over a decade whilst he juggles commitments to his family as a father but also to his full time job within the finance industry.
The former Super Nova would also reveal that it was his brothers idea to have a “final match” after Bucci had previously believed he simply wasn’t “big enough” in the wrestling industry to have an official final match.
On December 3 2022, Bucci alongside Kazarian & Stevens would defeat the team of Cardona, Myers and Buck to wrap up the 50-year-olds three decade long career with a recorded 355 career wins from over 750 matches!