In 2022 the likes of Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat and even WWE legend Steve Austin returned to the ring, but it appears that Tully Blanchard will not be following their lead.
Blanchard of course, has a lengthy association with Flair having performed alongside the star as part of the legendary Four Horsemen. Not that Blanchard had much interest in Flair’s final match back in July when he teamed with Andrade El Idolo to defeat Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.
WWE Hall Of Famer “Didn’t Watch” Ric Flair’s Last Match
During an appearance on the Two Man Power Trip podcast, Blanchard “didn’t see” the match and “wasn’t there.” He added that he was more concerned with his day job.
“The show was on Sunday and I have to be at my day job, the one that pays all my bills.”
The veteran revealed that he was asked to return to the ring to face Ricky Steamboat but said that he had no interest in embarrassing himself. With regard to Flair’s match, Blanchard said that he didn’t want to comment as he “probably don’t have a lot of positive to say,”
“I was asked to do a last match with Ricky Steamboat. I’m not going to embarrass myself and go out there and not be able to do what I used to do.”
During the conversation Blanchard also confirmed that he was no longer under contract with AEW or ROH. Although his exit may not have been completely straightforward, describing it as “complex.”
Meanwhile, Ric Flair recently reiterated that he wasn’t please with his performance in his final match on July 31st. The Nature Boy said that he’s “begging” to do it again to right some of the wrongs from the big night. Flair again attributed his in-ring struggles to being dehydrated.
H/t to Wrestling Inc