Big Van Vader denies retirement rumors



Thu, 08 Jun 2017 - 06:14 GMT


Thu, 08 Jun 2017 - 06:14 GMT

Big Van Vader - CC via Flickr/Blake Arledge

Big Van Vader - CC via Flickr/Blake Arledge

CAIRO - 7 June 2017: Wrestler Big Van Vader announced on Twitter Monday that he is not retiring and will continue his career in wrestling.

Van Vader, 63, announced in November he had congestive heart failure and had only two years to live. On Sunday, June 4 he announced he would be leaving behind his greatest love for a chance to see his future grandchildren.

The comment led media outlets to speculate that Van Vader had announced his retirement.

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The next day he again took to Twitter, saying he had not wrestled his last match and would not do so for years to come.

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“Rumors are false, still working, still wrestling,“ Van Vader said in another tweet

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Van Vader collapsed in April in a match in Japan. He said he had been dropped on his head and suffered a concussion.

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Van Vader started Wrestling in 1985 after a short career in American football ended by a Patella rupture.



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