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Michael Buffer Says He Would Return To Wrestling “In A Heartbeat”

Michael Buffer

Announcing legend Michael Buffer has revealed that he would return to the world of wrestling “in a heartbeat” if given the opportunity.

Responding to question from a fan on Twitter, Buffer praised the athleticism of professional wrestlers commenting, “I don’t know how they do what they do!”

While synonymous with the world of boxing, the reigning, defending and undisputed, most famous announcer in the world, also worked for WCW during the 1990’s.

Following WCW’s closure, Buffer continued to announce some of the biggest boxing matches in history, while he has also appeared in the WWE. Most notably at the 2008 Royal Rumble.

Michael Buffer returned to the wrestling news prior to WrestleMania 37, when he sent a congratulatory message to Eric Bischoff ahead of his WWE Hall of Fame induction.

During the short clip, Buffer praises Bischoff as a “innovator and creative genius,” describing him as one of the founding fathers of WCW.

Buffer began his announcing career in 1982 and by the following year was announcing exclusively for Bob Arum’s Top Rank promotion on ESPN. Over the following years, the Philadelphia native announced to the ring some of the most famous boxers in the history of the sport. The likes of Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Manny Pacquiao were all called to the ring by Buffer.

During his career Michael Buffer became famous for his “Let’s get ready to rumble” catchphrase, as well as appearing in TV shows such as The Simpsons and South Park.