Ricky Steamboat Taking Hiatus From Pro Wrestling

Steamboat came out of retirement for a match in November

Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat will be taking a hiatus from professional wrestling-related activities. 

The WWE Hall of Famer revealed that he would be having an extended break from the business during a recent interview with Bill Apter, saying: 

"It's kept me busy. So finally, after 47 years of going somewhere and doing something for the business, I'm taking next year off. I'm going to stay busy. I like to do landscaping and work on my car, stuff like that".

Steamboat came out of retirement in November to participate in a six-man tag team match on a Big Time Wrestling card. In it, the former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion teamed with FTR to defeat Brock Anderson, Jay Lethal and Nick Aldis. 

Speaking about the process of working the match following previous health issues, Steamboat said: 

"Even with the brain bleed, I feel that my health is pretty darn good. And I had a big hesitation on doing the match I recently did. I told the guys 'I'm not going to take any bumps. I'm not gonna jar the noggin'. So they were good guys, they understood".

Ricky noted that he was satisfied with the final six-man tag and also credited his fans for supporting him during and after his active career. 

H/T Wrestling Inc.

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