While many wrestlers have continued to wrestle into their 60s the list of those who wrestled after their 70th birthday is much shorter.
Former WWE and WCW name Chick Donovan returned to the ring at the Create A Pro event on May 13.
Amazingly the 76-year-old would compete on the very same card as his grandson and current Create A Pro Champion Bryce Donovan, who took to Twitter to commemorate the occasion with a post dedicated to his grandfather.
In the post Chick’s incredible current physique is shown, along with the visible resemblance shared between Bryce and Chick.
Chick’s in-ring career began back in 1977 before he made a name for himself in Georgia Championship Wrestling, however, he would later compete for the NWA, WCW and WWF.
During his time in WWE he would predominantly work as a sporadic enhancement talent, facing off against notable names such as Hulk Hogan and Ricky Steamboat.
Despite his career understandably winding down in recent years, Donovan has remained semi-active on the independent scene and clearly keeping himself in excellent physical condition.
Chick’s most recent bout prior to this past weekend took place in April 2021.
Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:
Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz
It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled
Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions
Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day
Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers
Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match
Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green
Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night
So proud of my Grandfather still getting it done at age 76
When I was a small child listening to his stories about wrestling Jerry Lawler in AWA, he would look at me and say “I know one day you’ll grow up to become Create A Pro Champion.”
He was right!
The legend Chic Donovan! pic.twitter.com/Itkyuy5pgC
— Bryce Donovan (@BryceDShook) May 16, 2023
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