There was some hope Nigel McGuinness would come out retirement for AEW’s All In at Wembley Stadium, but he doesn’t think he could survive a match.
Nigel McGuinness On Wrestling: “I Don’t Want To Kill Myself”
He did not pass a pre-screening physical and was not hired. Instead, he joined Impact Wrestling.
McGuinness eventually did join, but not until 2016. Although, his time inside the ring was seemingly over. He became a regular fixture at the announce table before departing in the fall of last year.
Like many who depart WWE, he found a new home with AEW. At this moment, there is no official word on what role McGuinness will play.
With AEW heading to England’s Wembley Stadium in August 27, there was speculation McGuinness would have a proper retirement match there.
WWE held SummerSlam 1992 at the previous Wembley Stadium, where they reported a record 80,000 plus fans. Although, many have disputed that number and believe WWE inflated the actual number of fans in attendance.
While speaking with Wrestling News, the idea was proposed. McGuinness did not drop any hints about a return inside the ring and even indicated a match could be the end of his life.
“To be honest with you, I’m better used in a commentary role at the moment,” said McGuinness. “I don’t want to injure myself. I don’t want to kill myself.”
McGuinness’ wrestling career seemingly ended when he tested positive for Hepatitis B. The timing saw no official farewell for McGuinness.
He held the ROH World Championship for an impressive 545 days and also was the ROH Pure Champion.
So, is there any chance AEW can convince Nigel McGuinness for one more match?