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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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At what point should a wrestler retire?

Soooooo watching Taker and his amazing entrance. He's one of the best no doubt. Props to him. Yada Yada Yada. Sis boom ba and all of that. But what I really think is he's at that age where he should retire now. He's given his life to the game. Sacrificed his time with family and home life and the ultimate sacrifice of his body. The McMahons and the WWE Universe will suck a brother dry, cause people just want you to give give give until you are completely depleted.
Sooooo back to the question.... When should a wrestler retire?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 12:28 AM
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Soooooo watching Taker and his amazing entrance. He's one of the best no doubt. Props to him. Yada Yada Yada. Sis boom ba and all of that. But what I really think is he's at that age where he should retire now. He's given his life to the game. Sacrificed his time with family and home life and the ultimate sacrifice of his body. The McMahons and the WWE Universe will suck a brother dry, cause people just want you to give give give until you are completely depleted.
Sooooo back to the question.... When should a wrestler retire?

Oh yeah, almost forgot 2 things:
1) no, I am not a troll.
2) if you can't answer the question with a semblance of intellect - than maybe this post just isn't for you.
yeah it's to the point now where it's like sending out Old Yeller, he should've retired a few years back even. Now it's just sad.
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Re: At what point should a wrestler retire?

When they can clearly no longer cut a decent promo AND perform to a good level in the ring, and attempting to do so clearly puts their health at risk.





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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 12:38 AM
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Re: At what point should a wrestler retire?

When they can only wrestle part time. And when people get sick of it. Also when they get injured too much!
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Re: At what point should a wrestler retire?

Meh Taker bores me these days. His entrance is way too long. Yeah Yeah it's iconic. But these days I find myself like to get to the bloody ring lol. He should of retired in 2012 WM. He's still going. It is remarkable. But after the Streak ended inexplicably. Does anyone care anymore? And after he buried Wyatt twice LOL. It's like ehhh. Just face Cena and retire.
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Re: At what point should a wrestler retire?

I say a wrestler should retire when they are physically unable to have a passable match or when they no longer enjoy what they're doing.

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Re: At what point should a wrestler retire?

Whenever they can no longer offer anything to the company, when there's no use for them. For most this is about the mid 40s when they can't really go in the ring anymore. You get exceptions like Jericho but he's useful on his mic skills alone at this point. Ring wise he's just not capable of consistently good matches anymore. He's definitely nearing the point where he'll become more of a detriment to the show than a help. Maybe even after this run.

So yeah, whenever the match quality falls and you've put over some youngsters it's generally time to go.

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