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Impact Wrestling has announced that Joe Doering will be stepping away from wrestling for a while as he battles brain cancer for the second time. 

Doering informed the company about his diagnosis at last week's tapings. He previously battled brain cancer six years ago.

Doering told, "They told me in 2016 that I would never wrestle again, and I proved them wrong. Guess I’m going to have to do it again. I try to not get too sad or emotional about it. Staying positive really helped me the first time, and that’s what I’ll do again."

Doering returned to the ring a year later after chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Doering says that he plans to return to the ring "very soon" and he thanked the locker room for being a family to him.

"I know our fans and the wider wrestling community will join everyone at IMPACT in keeping Joe and his wife Lindsay in their thoughts and prayers," Impact EVP Scott D'Amore stated. "Joe loves pro wrestling and we all look forward to him returning to action when he’s ready.

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Everyone at wishes Doering a speedy recovery as he works on beating cancer once again.