Diamonds are forever, and so is Ric Flair perfectly sums up the illustrious career of the legendary Ric Flair. The Nature Boy is widely regarded as one of the greatest to ever step foot inside the squared circle.

It’s been 11 years since Ric Flair got physical in the ring and it looks like he’s got plenty left in the tank. Flair has been providing updates regarding his planned in-ring return on Twitter.

According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the 16-time World Champion is attempting to get in shape for a planned in-ring return at the ripe age of 73. This update comes weeks after Flair posted a video of himself training with Jay Lethal. There are currently plans for Flair to work a big six-man tag team match, but the date and location of that bout has not been revealed.

“He is planning to wrestle again …. yes, but I don’t know more details. He told me it was a secret, but the rumor has it Ric Flair and FTR against The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and somebody. A match that he is training for [but] not right away. I guess it will get announced when it gets announced if it happens. Something like this could fall through, he could get hurt in training


The last televised match of Ric Flair’s career was against Sting on the 12th September 2011 edition of IMPACT Wrestling, formerly known as TNA. In WWE, Flair had his farewell match against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 24.

Flair has yet to officially announce his comeback to the squared circle. Flair has stayed retired for nearly 11 years but it seems that he isn’t willing to lace his boots just yet. We’ll have to wait and see what’s next in store for the Nature Boy.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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