Aron Stevens, the former Damien Sandow in WWE, will wrestle in what he is billing as his "Swan Song" at June 11th's NWA Alwayz Ready pay-per-view.
He will face Trevor Murdoch in Knoxville, Tennessee.
In an Instagram post, the in-character Stevens said the match "not only marks the finale of an unparalleled wrestling career but the dawn of a new age. When I first left wrestling, the business experienced one of the biggest lulls in its history. Since returning, my presence has not only proven a blessing to fans everywhere but the entire industry has been better off because I was a part of it. After June 11th I will keep the wrestling fans, all staff, the competitors, and the entire industry in my thoughts and prayers going forward as they all proceed without me. Thank you."
It's unclear if this will be his final match ever or if this is just a character change.
The 39-year-old was released by WWE in May 2016 and competed as Aron Rex in Impact Wrestling and the indies until taking a leave of absence from 2017 through 2019. He returned to the business with the NWA in 2019 where he has primarily wrestled since then.
Beginning his career in 2001, Stevens was in WWE developmental from 2003 through 2007 before getting his release. He was re-signed three years later and made his main roster debut in 2012. He and The Miz held the WWE Tag Team titles during his time there.
While in Impact, he held the now-defunct Grand Championship and has held the NWA National title and the NWA Tag Team titles.