Originally published at Drew Parker retires from pro wrestling
Parker is choosing to step away.
After a TNT Extreme show, Drew Parker grabbed a microphone and spoke to the audience in attendance. He recapped his journey through wrestling and all that he’s been able to accomplish.
Parker highlighted his death match career; competing in Japan for BJW and Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS. He said he’s never had the desire to go to WWE, IMPACT or AEW. He feels there’s nothing left for him to do and with that, he’s retiring from pro wrestling.
Big Japan commented on Parker’s retirement and posted the following note:
We have Sad news. Former BJW wrestler Drew Parker has announced his retirement from pro wrestling. He was in BJW for about 3 years rising to the top and becoming BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Champion and the first foreigner to win the Ikki Tousen tournament. we owe him a debt of gratitude We wish him success in his second life.
Drew Parker retires from professional wrestling speech. pic.twitter.com/zZgLx8kjLH
— Sky (They/Them) (@Sky_creates1) August 21, 2023
— Big Japan Pro Wrestling (English Ver.) (@BjwEnglish) August 22, 2023
Parker began his in-ring career a decade ago. Throughout his career, he’s captured multiple titles. He had a run with the BJW Death Match Heavyweight Title and had a reign as King of FREEDOM World Champion that ended in February of this year.