As a true fan and wrestler for life.... this story hurts (kind of like the Sara Mclaughlin dog commercials for normal people). I know how it feels to work so hard for something and come up short. In this case....not only is the hard work there, but the health is not. Knowing its your last shot, you go to the gunfight anyway with no bullets.
You go knowing you're going to get shot. This is a person who very rarely ever loses a match. This person is willing to step on stage in front of the world of wrestling and lose. They'd rather take the public loss to a lesser wrestler, than say they didn't wrestle their last match.
I just hope people give Kirk the credit many gave Troy Letters.
(Note: Not even sure Kirk is wrestling....but I wouldn't be surprised if he did. He lived this pain at conferences as well)