Wrestling Legend Explains Why They Are Coming Out Of Retirement

2 weeks ago by Ryan Coogan

@theothercoogan
Wrestling Legend Explains Why They Are Coming Out Of Retirement WWE

WWE Hall of Famer Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat has discussed his reasons for coming out of retirement for one final match.

The legendary wrestler will team up with FTR to face Jay Lethal, Brock Anderson and a mystery partner for one final bout in the squared circle.

The match will take place at the November 27 Big Time Wrestling event at North Carolina’s Dorton Arena.

Speaking with Wrestling Inc, Steamboat discussed his decision to return to the ring:

“It was very difficult. And before I could give a final, this past month or so, I’ve been (training with) Glenn Jacobs, that name ring any bells? Yeah.

“And Tom Pritchard, they have a wrestling school outside of Knoxville.

“So for the past month or so, I’ve been venturing down to that school once or twice a week just to get some back. But I learned more so on my limitations.

“But you asked why. I was thinking that the longer I wait, the less chance I will have.

“I’ll be 70 in February and Mother Nature does creep up on you and the older you get, it creeps up on you faster. And Raleigh’s Dorton Arena holds a special place in my heart.”

Steamboat last wrestled in 2010 for FCW, in a tag team match with his son, Richie Steamboat, against The Dudebusters’ Caylen Croft and Trent Barreta.

Steamboat previously declined to be part of Ric Flair’s Last Match event earlier this year.

Check out WrestleShop.com for all your favorite WrestleTalk merch, the WrestleTalk Magazine, wrestling shirts for grown-ups, and more!

Comments

Share this article with friends

Trending