ECW legend Sabu appears to have announced his retirement from in-ring competition due to issues with his back.
Speaking with WSI: Wrestling Shoot Interviews, Sabu recalled his recent return to the ring, noting that he shouldn’t have stepped back between the ropes.
Still planning to make appearances outside of the ring, Sabu said:
“I’m not doing real good. I hurt my back about a year ago and it’s still been hurting. I wrestled a couple of weeks ago but I shouldn’t have. I’ve only wrestled like twice in the last year (and) I only went to the gym a couple of times the last year ’cause I hurt my back. I’m probably not gonna wrestle no more… I’m probably just gonna do autograph signings and personal appearance-type stuff.”
When asked if there’s a star he’d return to the ring to face for one final bout, Sabu noted:
“I’d definitely get back in the ring for Brock Lesnar, I’d love to wrestle him. Especially if it was my final match, I’d love to wrestle him… He’s the best, he’s a shooter, he’s a good worker, he’s my kind of opponent. I like big guys, I like wrestling big guys. I don’t like wrestling guys like me because it’s not that interesting. It’s more interesting wrestling a guy like me against a guy like Brock Lesnar.”
Sabu began his wrestling career in 1984, after training with his uncle, The Sheik. The two-time ECW World Champion began to regularly appear for the promotion in 1993, introducing fans to his ‘homicidal, suicidal, genocidal, death-defying’ style.
Sabu wrestled all over the world during his career, notably winning the NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship in 1995.
Quotes via PWInsider.
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