Jimmy Rave Talks About Life After Having His Arm Amputated

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Former IMPACT Wrestling and Ring Of Honor star Jimmy Rave announced his retirement from professional wrestling back in November following the amputation of his left arm. 

Rave was the most recent guest on Desert Island Graps with Tom Campbell and he talked about what life has been like since the amputation. 

He said: "It's hard to go from being able to do everything you want physically to not, you know what I mean? Like I can't tie my shoes, you know what I'm saying? Stuff like that. And it's just been super life-changing. You know, we were talking about stuff that I need to do to stay healthy and with this, I need to see a surgeon, an occupational therapist, a guy for the prosthetic and still see my mental health therapist. 

"That was the biggest thing for me in the hospital was they would have a mental health therapist there all the time. It just gets super depressing. I still haven't really gone out to be around anybody. There was a show that I really wanted to attend this weekend but I just couldn't bring myself to go and do it. So, it's just been a hard thing to deal with."

After Tom asked why he didn't go to the show, Rave added: "I don't know. People used to see me as a locker room leader, a guy that could show them or teach them whatever they needed to know. And I don't know, I just feel less than. And I've had a lot of people reach out... 

"Especially the last maybe five years, I've worked more backstage than actually on shows. Like, I'm a producer at a lot of different places here. I moved up to Philadelphia to help with the CZW school. I've also helped at the Chikara school, Cheeseburger's school. And I just feel like they're seeing a lesser than of what I am."

"It's just been a difficult time this whole thing. I didn't realise – like I knew it was going to be difficult and it was emotional when they told me but I didn't realise how much you need two hands for," he later added. 

The Savior Of Pro Wrestling did say the people who have reached out to him since the operation have inspired him and that ultimately wrestlers are "this fraternity and there's some bad eggs in it. But when the chips are down everybody comes together."

Check out Tom Campbell's full chat with Jimmy Rave here

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