• Ric Flair Wants To Wrestle Again After Hearing About The Return Of Another WWF Legend
Big Time Wrestling recently announced the in-ring return of WWF Legend Ricky Steamboat for their November 27th 2022 show at the Dorton Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Big Time Wrestling’s co-owner Steve Perkins announced the following:
“Ricky Steamboat is one of the greatest of all-time, and we’re excited to bring a legend back to the ring. Interest will be high, and ticket sales will begin today.”
— Big Time Wrestling (@BTWwrestling) September 15, 2022
After hearing the news of Steamboat’s return, Ric Flair said the following on his podcast:
“It’s one of those deals where nobody’s ever going to be Ricky Steamboat. So they might as well watch him while they can and enjoy the opportunity, because there never will be another Ricky Steamboat.
At every level, he’s better than 50% of the guys in the business today, and he wouldn’t get in the ring if he wasn’t. He holds himself to a very high standard, and I imagine he’ll probably look better than the guys he’s in the ring with because he’s always in good shape.
Steamboat coming back makes me want to come back again. I went back up to Lincoln and started training again. What else is there to do?”
For those who don’t know, Flair approached Steamboat a few months back to compete in his Last Match on July 31st, but Steamboat turned down the offer.
Flair had the following to say about it during an interview with Chris Van Vliet:
“I talked with Steamboat for a long time and he’s got issues with his back and his shoulder. I think that if Ricky wanted to go out, he had that great run with [Chris] Jericho back in 2009 I think.
I think Ricky wanted to go out with that memory, because he was as good back then as he was in his prime. He had some great matches and he liked the, ‘You still got it’ (chant from the fans). Why put that on the line again?”
Steamboat wrestled his last match in June of 2010, when he and his son Richie Steamboat defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Barreta at a Florida Championship Wrestling (WWE’s developmental brand, now known as NXT) LIVE event.
WATCH: Ending Of Ric Flair’s Last Match:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (September 21, 2002) – WWE Velocity
On this day in 2003, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Velocity’.
It included matches featuring the SmackDown! Superstars on the road to the ‘WWE Unforgiven 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Hurricane Helms vs. Crash Holly
Funaki vs. Albert
Randy Orton vs. Shannon Moore
Tajiri vs. Billy Kidman