Raven Planning To Wrestle Again

Raven will be back in the ring after he has shoulder surgery

ECW legend Raven is looking to step back between the ropes in the near future. 

During a recent interview with Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp, the 58-year-old noted that he is looking to get in the ring once he has another surgery on his shoulder. However, he will be limited to playing the babyface in tag matches. 

"I'd been working off and on until I had my knees replaced. I had them replaced last year. [I gotta get my shoulder replaced. I had the left shoulder replaced in 2013. I gotta get the right shoulder replaced sometime in this year. Hopefully, in the fall. Once my knees are healed up completely and my shoulder is healed up completely]. Once that's done, I'll probably still do tags. That's what I've been doing. I don't like being a babyface but on the indies, I have to be. The fans come to see the stars. It's not fair to just turn yourself to make them boo you even though they don’t want to. Especially for a couple hundred people, it's just not worth it," he said.

The former WWE Hardcore Champion outlined his approach to match psychology at this stage of his career, saying:

"But as a babyface, I can tag with somebody. I come in on the shine, I beat the guy up, I don't get touched. Then I tag in my partner in, he gets beat up, he makes the hot tag to me, I bump the other guys and go into the finish. So I don't have to take any bumps. But nobody knows because nobody realises I'm not bumping because the way the storyline is set up. Look at the Rock 'n' Roll Express. Ricky bumped all the time and Robert just came in and got the hot tag. Instead of doing a bunch of false finishes, which everybody does anyway, I just go right to the finish". 

The 35-year veteran hasn't wrestled since tagging with Justin Credible on an independent show in 2020. He has recently made some appearances for IMPACT and was inducted into their Hall of Fame at Bound Glory 2022. 

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Lewis Howse

Written by Lewis Howse

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