C.W. Anderson announces his retirement from wrestling

Former ECW and WWE star (real name Chris Wright) has announced he is retiring from professional wrestling.

He made his official retirement announcement in a video post (view below) this past Saturday on his Facebook page.

In an emotional retirement announcement, Wright said he let C.W. Anderson take over his life and that he doesn’t know who he is anymore. He also said he missed birthday parties and Christmas parties, and that he missed so much, and forgot what was important. 

Wright also said that as far as C.W. Anderson and professional wrestling is concerned, he’s done.” He then went on to say he lost loved ones and lives just to “play wrestling.” He also stated that he has no plans to appear on wrestling podcasts or do interviews, feeling that it is time to fully move on from professional wrestling.

Anderson wrestled in ECW from 1999 to 2001.  After his departure from ECW, he wrestled on the independent circuit before making in WWE wrestling dark matches and wrestling on Velocity between 2004 and 2007.  He only wrestled one time on the WWE branded version of ECW against CM Punk.

He was released from his WWE contract on January 18, 2007.  After his release from WWE, he returned to the independent circuit, which included appearances with National Wrestling Alliance Charlotte, GSW German Stampede Wrestling, OMEGA and Vanguard Championship Wrestling.

Anderson’s last national broadcast appearances were on the December 17, 2019 and March 3 episodes of NWA Powerrr on YouTube.

The final words of CW Anderson. Thank you. It's been an amazing ride.

Posted by Chris Wright on Friday, June 19, 2020