ACH Announces His Retirement From Pro Wrestling
ACH says he’s retiring from professional wrestling.
ACH (real name Albert Hardie) posted the following message, announcing he’s officially “stepping away” from the squared circle:
No need for the dramatic or emotional word play. 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 Heavy Metal Wrestling and Metroplex Wrestling in Texas, and made regular appearances for GCW, MLW and New Japan Pro-Wrestling in the past year.
ACH made his professional wrestling debut in 2007 and gained major exposure during his tenure with Ring Of Honor between 2012-2016. After leaving the company, he worked for brief spells in Japan 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.