Ric Flair Already Going Back On Wrestling Retirement?

A professional wrestler going back on their retirement? Surely not...

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Less than two months removed from working what was billed as his "last match" on 31 July, Ric Flair is back in training - and claiming he will "never retire."

A recent episode of the 16-time World Champion's podcast, To Be The Man, saw Flair claim that he had already gone "back up to Lincoln" to start training again. While there was no indication that this was for a match, Ric stated that news of Ricky Steamboat coming out of retirement this coming November made him want to compete again.

Now, in a post celebrating his 50 years in the wrestling business, the 73-year-old Flair has shot down the idea of retirement:-

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Flair has tweeted similarly several times in the past, even when he was inactive in wrestling. Nonetheless, it's an interesting (and potentially worrying) post from somebody who has admitted to blacking out twice during his last match, which saw him team with son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to defeat Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett.

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Promoted by Starrcast, 31 July's Jim Crockett Promotions Presents: Ric Flair's Last Match was a huge business success, drawing between 20,000 and 25,000 pay-per-view views and a $448,502 live gate from 6,800 attending fans. It ranks as one of the most lucrative independent wrestling shows ever, behind only All In's $458,525 gate in September 2018.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.