Already? Wrestling retirements are a funny thing as they have a tendency to not stick. Terry Funk’s first retirement match took place in 1983 and his most recent match took place in 2017, with Funk working around the wrestling world since then. It is very rare to see someone actually stay retired in wrestling and this time around, someone did not wait long before changing their mind.
Bringing a wrestler out of retirement is not the world thing that can be done, as it can be fascinating to see if someone still has it after their time away from the ring. This is a tricky balance to find though, as someone being gone for a long time can make them a shell of their former self, but if someone has not been gone very long in the first place, the comeback does not matter all that much. There is another comeback taking place, and the name may surprise you.
During this week’s Impact Wrestling, former WWE, ECW and NWA star Jazz was unveiled as Jordynne Grace’s tag team partner in the Impact Wrestling Knockouts Tag Team Title Tournament. The announcement comes just over a month after Jazz announced her retirement from wrestling. There is no word on if Jazz is working with Impact Wrestling full time or if this is a one off appearance. This will be the first time that Jazz has worked for Impact Wrestling.
Jazz is quite good. Check out what she is going to be doing in Impact Wrestling:
Opinion: This is quite the surprise and while Impact Wrestling did mention that Grace’s partner was retired, I’m not sure how many people were expecting Jazz. If nothing else, it is a good idea to bring in someone who has some name value and Jazz is a bigger deal than a lot of people who could be brought in. She was only wrestling about three months ago so it’s not like she isn’t in ring shape. Hopefully this works out well, even if it is just a one off match.
What do you think of the announcement? How will Jazz do in Impact Wrestling? 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!