And that’s that. Retirement is a strange topic in wrestling, as wrestlers often have a hard time officially hanging it up. At some point every wrestler has their last match, though in some cases it might be a long time after they have said they were done in the first place. That is the situation again with a former WWE personality and independent star, who has announced their retirement.
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Former WWE referee and independent star Drake Wuertz, 38, has announced his retirement from in-ring competition. Wuertz began his in-ring career in 2002 and was hired by WWE as a referee in 2014, working in that role until 2021. During his career, Wuertz mainly participated in deathmatch wrestling, winning titles and tournaments in both Combat Zone Wrestling and IWA-Mid South.
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Wuertz did get to speak some in WWE. Check out his time there, plus another referee turned wrestler:
Opinion: Everyone has to do it at some point and Wuertz is no exception. While he had some controversy to the end of his WWE career, he did well as a referee, which is an important role in any promotion. Wuertz did his job well in the ring and that is something a lot of wrestlers can’t say, so he would certainly seem to be ahead of the curve in at least one aspect.
What do you think of Wuertz? Who is your favorite referee in wrestling? Let us know in the comments below.
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