Yesterday, Jimmy Rave announced that he is, unfortunately, retiring from professional wrestling due to an infection in his left arm forcing the arm to be amputated.
Having been a major part of the independent wrestling boom in the early 2000s and a member of the TNA Wrestling roster during their rise in the mid-2000s, Jimmy Rave affected many wrestlers within the industry who all took to social media following Jimmy's announcement to pay tribute to him.
You can see reactions from several individuals inside of the wrestling world below.
Prayers brother. https://t.co/1G3zrjCk41— The Murderhawk Monster Lance Archer (@LanceHoyt) November 29, 2020
I’ve always been a fan and always will. You’re the man, Jimmy!— August Grey (@AugustGreyWWE) November 29, 2020
Thank you for your time in the ring with me and always looking out for me and all of the boys and girls in the locker room. Stay strong -- https://t.co/Od4gkG7B3D pic.twitter.com/kZj1wXUHS2
I love u bro. Praying for u https://t.co/tYsGvs3hkl— Aj Gray (@RichHomieJuice) November 29, 2020
I love you Jimmy! Thank you for everything. I’m sorry this happened bro.-- https://t.co/ytChhMvnB1— El Rey de la Bodega---- (@Jocay19) November 29, 2020
We never worked together Jimmy however I wish you nothing but the best during your recovery and moving forward. https://t.co/3ee1MPJeGO— Lou DAngeli (@LDAngeli) November 29, 2020
This is unreal...— Arik Cannon (@arikcannon) November 29, 2020
Absolutely gutted. -- https://t.co/4KavobAk18
I am so sorry to hear this. This is heartbreaking. Thank you for everything you have done for our business and thank you for that day you came to San Antonio. It was really an honor to meet you. My heart goes out to you. It really does. https://t.co/KGglIPVVG2— Rodriguez -------- (@RRWWE) November 29, 2020
Sorry to hear about this bro. I hope you continue to be a trainer however because youre a great teacher who cares about his kids. Miss ya. Keep your head up. Thanks for helping me out over the last couple of years be a better “office employee”. Hopefully thats not done yet. https://t.co/zOuBi31RQ8— Steve Mack (@SteveMackDHS) November 29, 2020
We can not thank you enough, as a talent, a trainer, or behind the scenes You will have a place with CZW. We support you. https://t.co/ss6T3CHRts— CZW Combat Zone Wrestling (@combatzone) November 29, 2020
My mentor, trainer, and proud to call friend. I know how hard this was to put together but I'm proud of you for having the courage to tell your story.— Kurt Bale (@KurtBale1010) November 29, 2020
Dont think of this as the end but a new beginning. Keep fighting my friend im here for you https://t.co/WSgj09wA60
Without the knowledge you gave me over the years I would not be the wrestler I am today. You always took the time to teach me and work with me in the ring, and for that I’ll always be grateful.— Priscilla Kelly (@priscillakelly_) November 29, 2020
Truly an amazing mind and talent.
Thank you, Jimmy. https://t.co/8IYPGPfqLn
Everyone in the academy is grateful for all the knowledge, the experience, the wisdom that you’ve passed along to us. We love you and you will always be a teacher, a mentor, and a friend. https://t.co/j0M9wowoS5— CZW Academy (@czw_academy) November 29, 2020
Holy shit, this is heartbreaking to read. Wishing you all the absolute best moving forward with everything that lies ahead for you. https://t.co/3OT00ODy0a— newLEGACY Slip #BlackLivesMatter (@newLEGACYslip) November 29, 2020
So sorry to hear about this. https://t.co/P2s3gHW8ks— 'Semi-Talented' Brian Zane (@zmanbrianzane) November 29, 2020
Absolutely heartbreaking. Sending my love to you Jimmy. -- https://t.co/JdmsSm1wCd— --Marvelous Matt Knicks -- (@TheMattKnicks) November 29, 2020
Without Jimmy Rave there probably never would have been a Chip Day. My big brother. The reason I think about things the way I do. Thank you for everything. #DiamondsAreForever #JimmyRaveApproved4Life https://t.co/R2xeAEcKR1— Chip Day (@_chipday88) November 29, 2020
Good vibes to you brother. ---- https://t.co/fcitwpJOLp— Sinn BodhiTM - Kizarny (@SiNNbODHi) November 29, 2020
Send some love Jimmy’s way -- https://t.co/ksBuK1kjDj— Brandon Kirk (@TheReal_Kirk) November 29, 2020
Support and prayers to you and your family. Thank you Jimmy Rave https://t.co/gcCnUQ1TY4— "------ --" ---------- ------------ (@Castropollis) November 29, 2020
You were a legit pioneer. I enjoyed all of your ROH work and wished we could have shared the ring together. Here’s to a full recovery. https://t.co/Ia843jI6VY— Robert Ego Anthony (@Egos1313) November 29, 2020
Truly saddened to read this. I’m so honored that I got to share the ring with you, even if it was only once. I really appreciated that experience, one that happened literally just by chance. https://t.co/9pn5MSOBdg— whisper (@The__Whisper) November 29, 2020
You were the first name I ever got to wrestle and I always appreciated your positivity, kindness and willingness to mentor. You are great. https://t.co/3UjB1dexoi— Tim Donst (@tdonst) November 29, 2020
Jimmy is someone I’ve learned immensely from in my career. Having someone care so much about seeing you succeed is rare, and it’s something that Jimmy always did for me and all of his students and colleagues. Thank you Jimmy. We will never stop learning from you! https://t.co/UxyifzwfoQ— kasey catal (@CatalKasey) November 29, 2020
This man truly sacrificed his body for pro wrestling. I can’t even begin to describe how special our times were together. I love you. https://t.co/6iGaLM9CTR— @Lx$ (@fakekinkade) November 29, 2020
Fightful also extends its well wishes to Jimmy Rave during this difficult time.