After four years on the independent scene, I decided it was time to retire. Saying the word "retire" when I'm only 22 years old sounds kind of silly, but I can't think of what else to call it. I wasn't having fun anymore. I didn't like the state of professional wrestling and decided it wasn't something I wanted to be a part of. Once I decided I didn't want to be in the WWF anymore, I didn't have any motivation to continue to get better.
My last match, and it was a memorable one for me, was in October and it was against The Blitzkrieg Kid Bobby Bambino, a long time friend and opponent of mine. It was our 22nd match together and we had a great one, especially for me not stepping in a ring for six months. The finish of the match was the most memorable part for me. It was something I haven't seen done before.
It's funny because the last time I wrestled I weighed 180lbs, and not I'm 215lbs. I gained about 30lbs of muscle which really would have helped my wrestling career, but even that wasn't enough to keep me going.
I want to thank everyone I ever met while in this business. All the fans who saw me wrestle, all the people who ever emailed me, or wrote me, or ordered merchandise. I want to thank all the friends I made in the locker rooms, all the promoters that gave me a chance. I want to thank the love of my life, Kimber,for always supporting me and putting up with so much crap, and trying to convince me not to quit. I could go on forever about the memories I have but it's just too much to type. I'm sad to be gone, but also relieved. It's been a long, fun ride. Thank you all for everything.
John Yarnall (aka Jason Kronan)