• WWF Legend Declines Offer To Be In 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.
The match is rumored to be a 6-man tag team match, where Flair is expected to team up with AEW Tag Team FTR to face The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express & another wrestler.
The team team partner for Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in this match was rumored to be Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat.
During a Highspots Superstore signing, Steamboat confirmed 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.’”
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• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (May 19, 1991) – WCW SuperBrawl 1
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 19, 1991, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW SuperBrawl’ LIVE on PPV from the Bayfront Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida.
This was the very first of 11 annual SuperBrawl pay-per-view events between 1991 & 2001.
Here are the official results:
Vacant WCW United States Tag Team Championship: The Fabulous Freebirds defeated The Young Pistols
Dan Spivey defeated Ricky Morton
Nikita Koloff defeated Tommy Rich
Dustin Rhodes defeated Terrance Taylor
Big Josh defeated Black Bart
Oz defeated Tim Parker
Taped Fist Match: Barry Windham defeated Brian Pillman
Stretcher match: El Gigante defeated Sid Vicious
Steel Cage: Ron Simmons defeated Butch Reed
WCW World Tag Team Championship: The Steiner Brothers (c) defeated Sting & Lex Luger
WCW World Television Championship: Bobby Eaton defeated Arn Anderson (c)
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair (c) defeated Tatsumi Fujinami