UPDATE: Vader Says He's Not Retiring After All

UPDATE: Less than 24 hours after sending out the first 'retirement' Tweet, Vader then retweeted it, with this message:

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But he did thank fans for their concern for his well-being.

He says his next match is less than two weeks away.

We assume he's not wrestling against Harley Race, who is 74 years old, and who just broke both his legs.

But in the land of Vader Time, we suppose anything is possible.


Legendary wrestling monster Big Van Vader says he's calling it quits.

Following a car accident and a collapse, the 62-year old says that he's opted to retire following over 30 years in the sport. This comes after a brief stint as a Center as an NFL football player for the L.A. Rams in 1978-1979.

A fixture in both Japan and the United States, Vader has been known in recent years for health scares, social media gaffes, and questionable business practices. However, his lasting legacy will be as one of the most fearsome super heavyweights in wrestling history.

Vader would capture the WCW, IWGP Heavyweight, AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight titles in addition to the WCW U.S. and WWF Tag Team titles. After huge runs in WCW and NJPW, he tried his luck in the WWF, headlining Summerslam 1996 with Shawn Michaels.

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