That’s horrible. Wrestling is meant to exist in its own little world. There are so many things about it that make no sense when you stop and think about them and so much of it is completely ridiculous. At the end of the day though, the wrestlers on the shows are still people, which is something that can easily be forgotten at times. Now one former independent star has gotten some horrible news.
There are a lot of wrestling companies in the world today and several of them are able to showcase themselves like never before, mainly through means other than traditional television. One of the main modern promotions who have done well in this area is Ring of Honor, which spent years being built up by a variety of wrestlers. One such wrestler who helped build that promotion is now going through a horrible situation.
Former Ring of Honor star Jimmy Rave, 37 years old, has announced that his in-ring career has been ended due to an infection forcing the amputation of his left arm. Rave had attempted to fight off the infection over time but was eventually told that amputation was required. Over the course of his career, Rave had multiple stints with Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling. His most recent match took place on December 14, 2019 for Combat Zone Wrestling. A GoFundMe has been set up to help Rave’s medical expenses.
This is the hardest tweet I have ever had put out. pic.twitter.com/G9kr8oq7ra
— Jimmy Rave (@TheJimmyRave) November 29, 2020
Rave was a big part of Ring of Honor. Check out his time there:
Opinion: That’s absolutely terrible to hear and it’s a shame that Rave’s career was ended by something outside of his control. Rave was a rather talented wrestler and someone who always seemed to fit in the independent scene. I’m not sure what he plans to do from here but hopefully he finds something he loves as much as wrestling, which is quite the trick for anyone who has to leave.
What did you think of Rave? Where did he do his best work? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!