Big Time Wrestling announced that 69-year-old WWE Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat will be making his in-ring return in Raleigh, North Carolina on November 27th. BTW co-owner Steve Perkins stated that “Ricky Steamboat is one of the greatest all-time, and we’re excited to bring a legend back to the ring. Interest will be high.”
During his podcast on AdFreeShows.com, Ric Flair commented on the news…
“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?” (quotes courtesy of WrestlingInc.com)
Earlier this year, Steamboat turned down an offer to be part of the Ric Flair’s Last Match event.