A WWE Hall of Famer has hinted that they might be about to follow Ric Flair’s lead and return to the ring one more time.
On July 31st Ric Flair stepped into the ring for what was billed as his last-ever match. The Nature Boy teamed with Andrade El Idolo to take on Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal in the main event of a special card promoted by Conrad Thompson under the Jim Crockett Promotions banner.
Following the match fans have wondered whether these kinds of events may become a regular occurrence, and whether a raft of veterans may now be tempted to lace up their boots one more time.
One fellow WWE Hall of Famer who is seemingly chasing his own ‘Ric Flair moment’ is the Honky Tonk Man. In a new post on social media the former Intercontinental Champion is pictured donning his wrestling gear with the caption, “HTM preparing for one more match!”
HTM preparing for one more match! pic.twitter.com/lL50hWVPF9
— Honky Tonk Man® (@OfficialHTM) August 9, 2022
Wayne Farris began his career in 1977 before moving to Memphis Wrestling a year later. After passing through the AWA and Jim Crockett Promotions among others, Farris joined Stampede Wrestling in 1982 .It was during this period that he debuted his now signature Honky Tonk Man gimmick.
The star later joined the WWF in 1986 and went on to win the Intercontinental Championship. He remained with the company until 1991. Following short stints on the independent circuit and WCW after his WWF exit, he returned to McMahon’s company in 1997, however his comeback proved to be short-lived.
Since then, Farris has made occasional WWE appearances while becoming a staple of the independent scene.
Honky Tonk Man last wrestled in 2019 where he appeared as part of the WildKat Revolution Rumble 2019. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the same year.