Sports Icon Announces Retirement at the Age of 50

April 08, 2019Apr 08, 2019

On Sunday, one of the stars of WWE announced his retirement from the sport. After WrestleMania 35, Dave Bautista revealed that would be his last time in the ring.

Bautista, 50, took to social media to share that he is officially retiring from wrestling and to thank his fans for their support over the course of his career.

"From the biggest part of my heart thank you for letting me entertain you. Tonight was my story book ending and I wanted to leave you with all I had to give. I’ll miss this theater of violence more than I can express in words but I am officially retiring from Sports Entertainment," he captioned his photo on Instagram.

The fighter also addressed WWE fans on Twitter and expressed his gratefulness for his time in the sport.

"@WWEUniverse Thank you for letting me entertain you. I love this business and whether you cheered me or jeered me, I’m grateful for being a small part of your life. I am officially retired from sports entertainment and I am grateful for every second of my amazing journey ✌🏼," he wrote.

Bautista's plans for the future include working more in the film industry. The fighter-turned-actor has upcoming roles in "Avengers: Endgame" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3." According to reports, he is set to have roles in several other films including "Stuber" with Kumail Nanjiani, "Escape Plan: The Extractors," "My Spy," "Dune" and "Army of the Dead."

Are you a WWE fan that will miss seeing him perform? Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments section of our Facebook page! In other recent news, a pro-athlete has recently been found dead in his hotel room at the age of 28.

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