WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair Looking To Break Retirement Vow ALREADY!

Tim ListAnalyst IOctober 21, 2008

The man many feel is the greatest performer in wrestling history wants to return to the ring.

An article in the Sun (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/article1837008.ece) claims Nature Boy Ric Flair is tempted to accept a proposal for him to wrestle in Japan.

There is speculation he will agree to feature at the annual Tokyo Dome show in January.

And Flair only added fuel to the fire by claiming the only thing holding him back from wrestling again is that he doesn't want to offend Shawn Michaels.

Flair and The Heart Break Kid had the most memorable match at this year's Wrestlemania, which was the backdrop for a weekend-long affair saying goodbye to Flair's career.

His Hall of Fame speech was one of the most emotional moments in WWE history, along with his tearful goodbye on Monday Night Raw later on.

Legendary WWE announcer Jim Ross said: "When is the last time you heard of a pro wrestler retiring, I mean really retiring, and never, ever wrestling again after his retirement match?

"Ric is in a unique situation as he is one of the few free agent stars out there that can still sell tickets, particularly when there is a strong promotion behind him and he is wrestling in a high profile situation. That situation would be in the Tokyo Dome on January 4 against a Japanese legend like Masa Chono. 

"Do I know for sure if Ric Flair is going to take a huge money offer for a one off event in Tokyo? No.  Would I be willing to make a friendly wager than it does happen? Without question.  The financial offer for Ric to don the rights one more time in a country steeped in wrestling heritage and where fans love to honour the legends of the game in an emotional show of respect is a promoter's dream. 

"I would much rather see Ric wrestle in a one-off Tokyo Dome environment than ever see him advertised to wrestle in an armory or high school gym in the States.  That would be sad."