Ricky Steamboat Coming Out Of Retirement
Ricky Steamboat is set to step back into the squared circle
WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat is set to come out of retirement later this year.
Big Time Wrestling announced (via Sports Illustrated) that 'The Dragon' will compete on their November 27 show, which will take place at the Dorton Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Big Time Wrestling's co-owner Steve Perkins was quoted as saying: "Ricky Steamboat is one of the greatest all-time, and we're excited to bring a legend back to the ring," noting that interest in the event will be high and tickets are currently on sale.
Steamboat last wrestled in 2010, when he tagged with his son - former NXT star Richie Steamboat - on an FCW show. His last singles match took place in 2009 on a non-televised WWE live event, where he took on Drew McIntyre.
The former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion broke a 15-year retirement in 2009 at WrestleMania XXV, teaming with Jimmy Snuka and Roddy Piper to lose to Chris Jericho in a handicap elimination match.
He looked so good in the match that he came back for another short WWE run, which included an Intercontinental Title match with Jericho at Backlash.
The 69-year-old turned down the opportunity to come out of retirement for Ric Flair's Last Match earlier this year.