Matthew Rehwoldt Announces He’s Stepping Away From The Ring

Matthew Rehwoldt Announces He’s Stepping Away From The Ring WWE

Matthew Rehwoldt (fka WWE’s Aiden English) has confirmed that he’s stepping away from the ring.

The IMPACT and NJPW name took to Twitter to confirm that he’s no longer taking wrestling bookings, writing:

So here you go:

I will no longer be taking bookings to wrestle going forward.

I’ve always been most at home with a mic in front of me and am in love with the broadcast side of the biz. I’m not sure I feel I belong in the ring anymore and this year has taught me that.

But I love what I’m doing now and am still technically a free agent so if you have a company/promotion that needs an entertaining and experienced voice on the mic hit me up!

All in addition to continuing to explore esports/gaming, VO, and content!


Clarifying that he’s not leaving the wrestling business, the announcer noted:

Just in case this was confusing…

I’m NOT leaving wrestling. I still work with IMPACT and NJPW etc. Just leaving the in-ring part behind. This is a huge part of my life and livelihood and I ain’t going anywhere.


Rehwoldt is a former NXT Tag Team Champion, winning the gold alongside Simon Gotch in August 2015.

The former Aiden English first started on commentary with WWE’s 205 Live brand. He currently acts as a color commentator for IMPACT Wrestling.

Rehwoldt had previously stated that 2022 would be his last year as an in-ring competitor.

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