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Ricky Steamboat On Why He Turned Down AEW’s Recent Offer

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During a virtual autograph signing with ‘Captain’s Corner’, former WWF Intercontinental Champion Ricky Steamboat revealed that Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling recently offered him to become a road agent for the company, but he ended up turning them down.

Here’s what the 2009 WWE Hall of Famer had to say:

“Believe this or not, I was already asked to come on board with AEW in the capacity of a road agent.

No reflection on them, great company and everything.

And don’t get me wrong, the pay was going to be great, but I’m at a point in my life where I’m trying to get off the road.”

Steamboat had a retirement match, similar to Ric Flair’s last match, in November 2022, where he teamed up with FTR and defeated the team of Brock Anderson, Jay Lethal & Nick Aldis.

Here’s what AEW owner Tony Khan had to say on Busted Open Radio about The Dragon after the match:

“It’s definitely something to keep in mind. I think it’s amazing that Ricky Steamboat got back in the ring. FTR, one of the greatest tag teams on the planet.

It’s certainly something to think about, Ricky Steamboat’s last match, one of my personal heroes.

Somebody, as a kid, one of my all-time favorites and to this day one of my all-time favorites. I do think he was a great part of AEW already when he came in as the guest timekeeper.

I would love to have Ricky Steamboat back in AEW anytime.”

Steamboat’s last major WWE match took place on April 26th 2009 at the Backlash 2009 pay-per-view, where he lost to Chris Jericho via submission.

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