12. Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Announces His Retirement
Former 3 time WCW World Heavyweight Champion Vader has apparently announced his retirement from Professional Wrestling on Twitter. Below is what he posted on Twitter:
With Great Sorrow I leave my first born my greatest love of All for a chance to exist inthe same plain of existance of my Gr Ch yet to exist
— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) June 4, 2017
This basically means Vader is leaving his first true love, which is Professional Wrestling, to live on to see his grandchildren one day (which are yet to born).
Vader recently passed out after a match at Korakuen Hall in Japan in April. He competed in a 6 man tag team match where he teamed up with Keiji Muto & AKIRA to face the team of Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu & Shiro Koshinaka.
After the match, there was a ceremony to honor the 45th anniversary of the debut of Tatsumi Fujinami and Vader passed out during this. However, Vader was able to recover and go out on his own.