Sadie Gibbs Discusses Her Decision To Retire From Wrestling, Battling Health Issues In 2020

On April 26, Sadie Gibbs took to Instagram to announce she was retiring from wrestling as she wanted to focus on her next chapter.

Gibbs was released by AEW in August 2020 over travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She only had a couple of matches in AEW, but was planning to move to the United States in March to live in Atlanta full-time in order to be closer to the AEW base.

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Speaking on 5 Star Wrestling Revolution, Gibbs discussed her decision to walk away.

"With the uncertainty of the world, I just decided to put all my eggs into [the fitness] basket. Since making that choice, as hard as it was, I've just been waiting around and staring at a door that's been closed. I'm not about that. That's the reason for the announced retirement, just to close that door fully and get on with my life and the way it's going at the moment. Who knows, I did just reach the peak of my career and it did get cut short. That is gutting, but you can't sit and stare at a closed-door for too long, especially when you're getting other opportunities in an area that fulfills you," she said.

Gibbs went on to say that she was having health issues in 2020, which didn't allow her to train as she typically would.

"I was starting to have seizures in 2020, probably just traveling a lot with the States. I had three seizures in the year and I just kept ignoring it, just thinking it was training and working a lot. It turned out, I had a massive cyst on my ovary that was causing all sorts of health issues. I had endometriosis. So, I haven't been training like I usually trained," she revealed.

Gibbs is putting her energy into her Undefinable Fitness brand. You can learn more about her brand by clicking here.

As far as a comeback goes, Gibbs said, "I think a lot of people are hoping I come back, wich you never know in the future. I did love AEW. For me, that was where I wanted to finish up my career. I wanted to excel in that and go far with AEW. You never know, something may open, but the directions I want to go in, I need to focus on that."

Gibbs said she loved her time in Japan and enjoyed wrestling ODB. She also wishes she got to wrestle for AEW during the pandemic.

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