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WWE legend Ric Flair trains for stunning comeback at age 73

Wrestling legend Ric Flair is planning a return to the ring at 73.

The 16-time world champion – recognized by WWE – retired from professional wrestling at WrestleMania 24 in 2008 against Shawn Michaels, widely regarded as one of the greatest send-offs in wrestling history.

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Ric Flair is in the upper tier of pro wrestling legends

Flair didn’t stop struggling, of course.

He moved to TNA and also made a few freelance bookings before having his last real match against Sting in 2011.

Now Flair – the father of WWE star Charlotte Flair – is planning an in-ring return.

He trained with former IMPACT peer and now AEW star Jay Lethal and insists he is serious about returning.

According to Dave Meltzer on Observer Radio, the “rumor is that The Nature Boy’s rematch could be a six-man tag team affair pitting him and FTR against The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and ‘someone’.

Rock ‘n’ Rollers Robert Gibson & Ricky Morton are currently on a farewell tour, and a date with Flair would be a star attraction for that. Presumably, Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler would make sure Ric didn’t have to overdo it during the game.

Although Flair is a legendary figure and one of the few wrestlers to truly transcend pop culture, his reputation and legacy have been badly damaged by the allegations made on the Dark Side of the Ring series.

The wrestling world has largely distanced itself from Flair following the Dark Side of the Ring episode “Plane Ride From Hell” which brought back stories of his past inappropriate behavior and added sexual assault allegations. , claims Flair denies.

WWE legend Ric Flair trains for stunning comeback at age 73

Flair was once universally loved, but the allegations against him have embittered many fans on him

‘The dirtiest player in the game’ left WWE in August 2021 after the company reportedly had no plans for him and many assumed he would appear in another wrestling promotion fairly soon, but that didn’t happen. has not yet taken place.

Flair became involved in the Mexican promotion AAA where his future son-in-law, Andrade El Idolo, faced off against Kenny Omega.

Flair landed his trademark chops on Omega and applied his patented four-legged lock on Konnan.

Still, it’s a big risk for any wrestling promotion to book Flair at this point with the allegations against him fresh in memory.

WWE legend Ric Flair trains for stunning comeback at age 73

Shawn Michaels gave Ric Flair the perfect send off 14 years ago

Additionally, former WCW announcer Chris Cruise wrote to the Maryland Athletic Commission to try to stop Flair from getting a license to wrestle.

Cruise urged the commission not to grant Flair a wrestling license, stating that “he is 73 years old, in poor health, an alcoholic and has a pacemaker.”

In 2017, Flair underwent surgery in Georgia to remove an obstructive piece of his intestine, which led to various complications, including kidney failure, requiring dialysis treatment.

Flair said his situation was so serious that WWE prepared a video package for his death.

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