Daniella Cartier has announced her retirement from Apartment Championship Wrestling.

The announcement came as a suprise to many within the organization and was unexpected.

“For all of those, both fans and those within ACW, I appreciate the love and support throughout the years, but after a lot of thought, I have decided to retire from the sport I love and to begin the next chapter in my life. I’ve thought about my decision for over two months and it comes dpwn to the fact of me wanting to decide when to end my career, I don’t want to have to quit one day because I can barely walk. I don’t want to have to quit one day because I can no longer compete at a high enough level. I don’t want to have to quit one day because management decided to push me out of the door. I am retiring on my own terms and I am happy with my decision.”

Daniella CartierCartier recently lost the ACW title to young upstart Megan Jones and many have speculated that her heart wasn’t into competing against the slew of younger opponents joining the promotion. “Well, I certainly am not happy that I lost to Megan but this is a tough business. After I lost the title to Alex Del Monacco, it took me years to get it back. I have suffered a lot of injuries over the years and when they begin to catch up to you, you have to begin battling two opponents. They say it’s not the years, it’s the mileage and I’ve got both. I just don’t want to be one of those people who stays so caught up on being on top that they’re 50 years old trying to compete against 20 year olds. It’s time. It’s time for me to try new things.”

Speculation now begins about what she will do next in her life and what her role will be with ACW. “Well, they are probably going to be intertwined. I have some opportunities within the promotion but I have some other things I want to do first. I want to travel on my own, I want to rest and heal, so we’ll see where things are in a few months and then I’ll begin making decisions about me future.”