Adam Rose has officially announced his retirement from wrestling.
The forever-leader of the "Rosebuds" Adam Rose announced over his official Instagram page that he is retiring from wrestling after 24 years in the business. Rose noted in his post that it has been one hell of a ride and he thanked everyone who has supported him throughout his journey and he saved a special shout out for WWE for allowing him to live out his dream.
I want to announce my full time retirement from the wonderful world of professional wrestling. It's been one hell of a ride. I will be fullfiling all dates currently booked but not taking any more bookings going forward. Thank you to the fans who supported me, the promoters who booked me, all the good brothers and sisters who worked with me. Mainly thank you to the @wwe for letting a 9 year old South African boy live his dream. Many blessings and so much love to all. Goodbye and thank you. #wwe #nxt #raw #smackdown #shootlife #prowrestling
Rose, real name Raymond John Leppan began wrestling at the age of 15 in South Africa. He made the move to the United States and was soon signed to WWE's developmental brand FCW. After four years in developmental, Rose debuted on the main roster in 2014 and two years later, he was let go from the sports-entertainment company.
Leppan announced in 2017 that he was going to retire from wrestling but continued to wrestle through 2018. Leppan recently wrestled last month at an independent show in Ohio and just mere weeks later, he has announced his retirement from the sport.