As we all know, wrestlers very rarely ever retire. There are always comeback matches, comeback tours, helping out an old friend, "exhibition matches," and many others reasons that wrestlers that said they are retired make another appearance in the squared circle. This list is either for wrestlers that have announced their retirement and for wrestlers that have been inactive for so long that their retirement is assumed. A wrestler won't come off this list if they make an appearance here and there, but only if they actively return to professional wrestling.


Akio Sato
Akira Maeda
Animal Hamaguchi
Anthony W. Mori
Antonio Inoki
Ashura Hara
Big Van Vader
Billy Robinson
Daniel Mishima
Dory Funk Jr.
Dynamite Kid
Goro Tsurumi
Great Kabuki
Great Kojika
Haruka Eigen
Hayabusa

Hiroshi Hase
Hiroshi Wajima
Johnny Ace

Katsuji Adachi
Kazuo Yamazaki

Kengo Kimura
Kensuke Sasaki
Killer Khan
Kim Duk
Kuniaki Kobayashi
Magnum TOKYO
Masa Saito
Masahito Kakihara
Mighty Inoue
Milano Collection AT
Mr. Gannosuke

Nobuhiko Takada
Nobutaka Araya
Norio Honaga
Satoru Asako
Seiji Sakaguchi
Shunji Takano
Stan Hansen
Strong Kobayashi
SUWA

Terry Funk
The Cobra
The Destroyer

Toshiaki Kawada


\(^o^)/ Chie
Akihiko Ito
Akira Katayama
Akiya Anzawa
Anton Geesink
Big Rick Titan
Brian Johnston
Brute Issei
Chokoball Mukai
Densen Man
Doc Dean
Franz Schumann
Fuyuki Takahashi
GALLARDO
Gentetsu Matsuoka
Hideki Hosaka
Hiroshi Itakura
Hiroshi Nagao

Hirotaka Yokoi
Horst Hoffman
Isamu Teranishi
Ippei Ota
Johnny Smith
Katsumasa Inoue
Kazuhisa Okabe
Kazuya Horiuchi

Keiichi Kono
Kentaro Umeda
Killer Master
Koji Kitao
Kokichi Endo
Kouki Kitahara
Kronik
Kunio Toshima
Leo
Lupin Matsutani
Makoto Matoba
Makoto Kato
Masaru Seno (Daio QUALLT)
Masashi Ikeda
Masato Yakushiji
Mike Lee Jr.
Mike Rotunda
Mine Hiroya
Mitsuteru Tokuda
Osamu Namiguchi
Phillip J. Fukumasa
Rick Patterson
Ricky Santana
Roberto Rodriguez

SAITO

Salman Hashimikov
Shinichi Nakano
Shinobi

Sho Kanzaki
Shoji Nakamaki
Shota Takanishi
SUZKI
Takanori Yagi
Takashi Ishikawa
Takashi Uwano
Taketo Iwako
TARUcito
Tatsuo Nakano
The Patriot
Tony St. Clair
Umanosuke Ueda
Willie Williams
Yuengu Sammy
Yuji Yasuraoka
Yukoh Miyato

Yuta Yoshikawa