• Real Reason Behind Ricky Steamboat Not Being A Part Of Ric Flair’s Last Match
2-Time WWE Hall Of Famer “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair (age 73) will be having the final match of his legendary professional wrestling career on July 31st.
During a Highspots Superstore signing last month, WWE Hall Of Famer Rick Steamboat confirmed the rumors that he was offered to be in this match, but he declined it.
Below is what he said:
“Well, I was approached and [had] given it some serious thought. A lot of respect to the guy in the ring. I thought about it for a week and just recently declined on it.
I know when I wrestled (Chris) Jericho at WrestleMania 25, then we had the return match at Backlash in a singles (match), but at 69, and I know it’s a 6-man tag and I could get a little this and that in, but with all due respect to our fans, I want them to remember me that last time I was in there with Jericho when they chanted ‘You still got it’.
I don’t want to scar that phrase. I don’t want to tarnish the memory that the fans have of me. It’d be a good payday, sure, but I don’t want them thinking ‘Maybe he should have stayed retired.’”
In an update on this situation, Fightful Select is reporting that Steamboat was actually interested in wrestling at this event, but he was asking for a lot of money:
“Steamboat’s asking price was ‘extremely high’ from what we understand, though he had interest in doing the match.
Those that we spoke to said that Steamboat did meet and discuss the possibility of the match and was open to competing, but terms could not be met.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 24, 1990) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was pre-taped at the War Memorial Auditorium in Rochester, New York and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1990’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
– The Bushwhackers vs. Dale Wolfe & Bill Garlets
– Earthquake vs. Mike Pocari
– Nikolai Volkoff vs. Scrub
– Rick Rude vs. Brady Boone
– Big Boss Man vs. Chris Duffy
– “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
– Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs. Mike Williams