PROFESSIONAL wrestler Jimmy Rave became popular in the ring in the late 1990s.
The wrestler ultimately retired in November of 2020 due to a series of health complications.
Who is wrestler Jimmy Rave?
Jimmy Rave, whose real name is James Guffey, is an American retired professional wrestler.
The 38-year-old is best known for working for Ring of Honor (ROH) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).
Rave wrestled for various professional wrestling promotions on the independent circuit, including Combat Zone Wrestling, Full Impact Pro, and NWA Wildside.
He was the recipient of the NWA Wildside Junior Heavyweight Championship and the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship twice.
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Rave continued his career with several wrestling organizations such as Great Championship Wrestling, Rampage Pro Wrestling, and Dragon Gate USA.
What happened to Jimmy Rave?
Rave had to retire from wrestling after he announced that he had contracted an infection in his left arm, requiring an amputation.
At the time, he announced the devastating news by releasing a statement on Twitter with the caption: “This is the hardest tweet I have ever had [to] put out.”
His statement read: “I have been very blessed for the last 21 years in professional wrestling and getting to live out my dream.
“Today, that dream has ended for me and I have a new reality.
“This past Tuesday my world came crashing down when Doctors found an infection in my left arm.
“I tried toughing it out but by the time I saw a doctor it was too late and they had to amputate my left arm above the elbow. Thus effectively ending my in ring career.”
Rave went on to thank his fellow wrestling pros before warning people to take their health more seriously.
He added: “I appreciate everyone who has supported me or anyone who has pegged me with a roll of toilet paper.
“To my brothers & sisters I have shared the ring with or a locker room; thank you for always pushing me to be better.
“Thank You to all of my mentors and my students who allow me to still feel needed.
“This was the hardest thing I have ever had to type. If you have questions or comments please feel free to DM me.
“Please take your health much more seriously than I did.
“I am sorry for anyone I have let down. Support pro wrestling!”
On October 24, 2021, Rave went back on Twitter to announce he had both legs amputated after contracting MRSA.
He shared a photo on Twitter, accompanying a picture of himself in hospital, writing: “Apparently it’s time for me to come clean.
“This past June I began having trouble walking & went to my surgeon.
“He determined I had MRSA in both legs & they needed to be amputated immediately.
“Promoters can tell you along with my peers, I’ve had a history w/this and would cancel shows often due to this condition.”
Rave also shared details of his astonishing medical bill – totaling more than $100,000.
What is Jimmy Rave’s net worth?
Rave has a reported net worth between $1 to $5million, according to Worth Rich.
It is believed he amassed his fortune through his wrestling career and endorsements.
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