Shane Thorne retires from professional wrestling

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Shane Thorne retires from professional wrestling

Former NXT superstar who went on to become a member of the failing Retribution, Shane Thorne, aka Shane Haste, announced via a video on Twitter to all his fans that he is retiring from the entertainment world. Thorne has in fact informed his followers that he is moving away from the world from that world, and is returning to the "world of professional wrestling" in 2022.

Because as we know they are considered two different things.

Shane Thorne had to undergo knee surgery

"So it's the end of the year, and the perfect time to reflect, take stock, and maybe think a little about my future," Shane Thorne began.

"As I sit here in this beautiful place, knowing that I have a wonderful girlfriend and two adorable puppies, I have to say that life is good enough! The past five years of entertainment have been very good to me. So, I think I'm done.

I'm done with that. But now, it's time to get back to what I do best, which is why I'm here to announce that in 2022, I will be leaving retirement and returning to the world of professional wrestling." In addition, the wrestler also added that even if he does not know which promotion he will end up in, more or less famous it may be, fans can easily expect to see him at some events of the Indies starting in 2022.

The Australian wrestler was released by WWE on November 18th. Shortly before his release, Thorne worked in a dark match with a new character such as Crocodile Dundee/Crocodile Hunter. He worked on the gimmick in several WWE live events but never made his TV debut.

For nearly a year, Thorne also played the "Slapjack" character as a member of the Retribution. Needless to say, of course, we all wish him the best and that his fans will surely follow him wherever he goes to fight, hoping that luck will turn differently for him, given his latest WWE experience which has given him little in the last months of his stay.

Shane Thorne was initially a part of a tag-team named TM-61, later renamed to The Mighty along with fellow Aussie Nick Miller. As TM-61, they had an exceptional match against The Authors of Pain in the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic at NXT TakeOver: Toronto.

Thorne then had to undergo knee surgery and was sidelined for a couple of months. TM-61 then turned heel after they started to win matches by using unfair means and was officially renamed as The Mighty. Their team was disbanded after Nick Miller parted ways with WWE.