Anthony Henry is ready to leave the game behind.
With COVID-19 and Speaking Out exposing the worst of professional wrestling, Anthony Henry believes his time in the sport is coming to an end. He took to social media on Thursday to announce that at the end of the year, he'll be leaving wrestling, mentioning the dark side of the sport and saying it is not his identity and that he wants to accomplish things outside of wrestling.
His full statement can be read below:
Yeah, so the latest revelations in the world of wrestling have helped make up my mind. I have thought about this long and hard. I am done with professional wrestling. At the end of this year, I am hanging it up. I am happier without it, honestly. Or maybe I should say I am happier without the darker side of the business. For years I was obsessed with professional wrestling. It was to the point that I didn't know who I was without it. Upon taking this break, I found out a lot about myself. I now know wrestling is not my identity There are other things I want to do with my life. I am thankful I was able to travel the world and actually make a living for a substantial amount of time, purely off wrestling. Many do not get this opportunity. I met some good people and some horrible people I am equally thankful for the friendships I have made through wrestling and the fans i have acquired. It has been a wild ride. I have a few things i still want to do & peeps I want to tussle with (Alex Shelley). Hopefully we can make this stuff happen this year. I love you all!
Henry left EVOLVE Wrestling in January, saying there was an impasse in negotiations. He last wrestled February 23 at PROGRESS Chapter 103. He was part of Ethan Page's Body Guy Extravaganza, which was a digital special during WrestleMania week.
It is unknown when he will step into the ring again due to the COVID-19 pandemic.