ACH, real name Albert Hardie, posted the following message on social media, announcing he’s officially “stepping away” from the squared circle.
“No need for the dramatic or emotional wordplay. As of today, I will officially step away from professional wrestling. Thank you all for the support and love.”
ACH’s last match took place at AAW’s “Take No Prisoners” live event on May 7. He had also been working for many indie promotions in the USA and made regular appearances for GCW, MLW and New Japan Pro-Wrestling in the past year.
ACH made his professional wrestling debut in 2007, working for CZW, Chikara, Dragon Gate USA and PWG, among others. He gained major exposure during his tenure with Ring Of Honor between 2012 and 2016. After leaving the company, he worked for brief spells in Japan, Mexico and IMPACT Wrestling, later signing with WWE in 2019.
ACH’s WWE run ended in November of 2019 after he quit the company, citing issues with a t-shirt design for his character (Jordan Myles) that drew comparisons to blackface. He quickly showed up in MLW in December of that year, then suddenly announced his first retirement from professional wrestling. That period, however, was short-lived and he returned to the ring that same month, working events until today’s announcement. He also worked for GCW and NJPW, taking part in the 2020 Super J-Cup.
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