Longtime professional wrestling seamstress is retiring from the road

Longtime pro wrestling seamstress Sandra Gray is retiring from being on the road.

Before AEW Dynamite went live on the air from Colorado Springs, a farewell ceremony was held for Gray. Several AEW employees, including Tony Khan, paid special tribute to Gray. A series of video tributes also aired, which featured Ricky Starks, Chris Jericho, Wardlow and Powerhouse Hobbs, just to name a few.

According to PWInsider, Gray is no longer going to working on road with AEW after this week. However, it is being said she will continue to work on ring gear from her home.

The report also notes that Dustin Rhodes kicked off the ceremony. Rhodes said that Gray had been creating his ring gear since 1996 and that she will always be a part of the family. Rhodes then thanked Gray for everything she has done for him and others in pro wrestling. He then led the fans at the Broadmoor World Arena in a “thank you Sandra!” chant.

Gray has been designing ring gear for professional wrestlers since 1994, beginning with WCW. Shen then moved on to WWE after the company acquired WCW in 2001. Gray has been a part of WWE Total Divas and began in AEW when the company launched in 2019. Gray also makes ring gear for IMPACT star Trinity Fatu and WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes.

It as further said that Tony Khan told Gray she was a huge part of the AEW and while she is retiring from the road, this is not a goodbye as she will be a part of the AEW family forever.

PWInsider concluded by noting this ceremony was described as very nice with several other wrestlers and AEW appearing, including Jake Roberts. Gray was said to have been “very obviously touched” by the ceremony.