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In the dynamic world of professional wrestling, retirements are often not as final as they seem. This rings true for Nigel McGuinness, a former WWE colour commentator and a celebrated figure in Ring of Honor (ROH), who is now considering a return to the ring for one final match.

Nigel McGuinness’s journey in professional wrestling is marked by memorable matches and a significant impact in ROH. His in-ring prowess saw him stand toe-to-toe with the likes of Bryan Danielson, Jimmy Rave, and Chris Hero.

Despite hanging up his boots and moving to commentary, McGuinness’s passion for wrestling remains undiminished.

The Call of the Ring: A Potential Comeback in AEW?

The wrestling community has been abuzz with speculation about McGuinness’s return to action. This was further fueled by WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross’s comments on the “Grilling JR” podcast.

Ross, who has worked closely with McGuinness, expressed his enjoyment in collaborating with him and hinted at McGuinness’s desire for one more match.

A Missed Opportunity: Danielson vs. McGuinness at AEW All In 2023

Fans were tantalized by the prospect of a match between Bryan Danielson and Nigel McGuinness at AEW All In at Wembley Stadium.

Unfortunately, this dream match did not materialise due to Danielson’s broken arm injury. McGuinness’s last match occurred in December 2011, with his final televised bout against Stevie Richards in September 2010 on TNA Xplosion.

Bryan Danielson: A Fitting Opponent

With Bryan Danielson announcing his intention to end his full-time in-ring career by next year, the window for this dream match is narrowing.

A showdown between Danielson and McGuinness would not only be a fitting farewell for McGuinness but also a celebration of their storied careers.


  • Who is Nigel McGuinness? Nigel McGuinness is a former professional wrestler and WWE color commentator, known for his time in Ring of Honor.
  • Why is Nigel McGuinness considering a return to wrestling? McGuinness is contemplating a return for a farewell match, as indicated by comments from Jim Ross.
  • Who might McGuinness face in his farewell match? Speculation suggests Bryan Danielson could be a potential opponent.
  • When did Nigel McGuinness last wrestle? His last match was in December 2011, with his final televised bout in September 2010.
  • What is the significance of a farewell match for McGuinness? It would serve as a celebration of his career and a final opportunity to perform in the ring.
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