Former ECW star CW Anderson has announced his retirement.
Anderson took to Facebook to make the announcement.
"The decision I made, knowing what I was getting ready to do, was like a cleansing. 27 years ago, I went from being Chris Wright, a highly prospected baseball player, to 'no one knows who I am' CW Anderson. I took the name Anderson, honored it, did the best I could with it. 27 years later, I've finally come to the decision that, as far as CW Anderson and professional wrestling is concerned, he's done. I've let CW Anderson take over Chris Wright's life and become something that I don't know who I am or who I was"
Anderson went on to say he missed birthday parties, Christmas parties, and lost loved ones just to play wrestler. He said it is time for the second chapter of his life and thanked Pat Connors, Steve Corino, AML, Tommy Dreamer, Paul Heyman, and George South.
He noted he lost love and passion for the business. "I said when I stopped loving it, I would walk away." He will miss fans and friends, but won't do interviews, podcasts, or seminars as he is packing up CW Anderson.
Anderson started his career in 1994 and is best known for his time in ECW. He is a former NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion and MLW Global Tag Team Champion. He most recently appeared on episodes of NWA Powerrr.