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Ric Flair's Starrcast opponent possibly revealed - reports

WWE Hall of Famer "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
WWE Hall of Famer "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
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According to a report from Fightful Select, one of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair's opponents at Starrcast this July will be a familiar one: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat.

Flair himself had informed Wrestling Observer Newsletter's Dave Meltzer that the planned match was for him and former AEW Tag Team Champions FTR to face off against the Rock & Roll Express and their partner to be named later. According to Fightful, that partner will indeed be Flair's iconic rival Steamboat.

Fightful Select has learned the active plan is for Ric Flair to wrestle RICKY THE DRAGON STEAMBOAT at this year's Starrcast in a tag team match.We have a lot more details on this coming to FightfulSelect.com immediately for subscribers https://t.co/VkzGc5CDGU

Starrcast will be held in Nashville, TN on July 31st.

Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat will both be coming out of retirement in July

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair made waves in the wrestling world with the news that he intended to participate in one last match (for now). If the report from Fightful is accurate (and their reports usually are), Steamboat will also be coming out of retirement for this bout.

This wouldn't be the first time Flair has come out of retirement following his "Career Threatening Match" loss against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania in 2012. He went on to have over a dozen matches during his time with TNA/Impact Wrestling, with his last bout (up to this point) being against Sting on September 12, 2012.

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FTR may be the only currently active stars involved in this potential match, but the team of Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton have still made sporadic appearances in the wrestling world over the past several years.

After being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017, the Rock & Roll Express continued to perform for a variety of promotions - including a short run as NWA Tag Team Champions in 2019.

We'll be keeping an eye on the plans for this match and will update you as we get news. Please share your thoughts on the situation in the comments below.


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Edited by Jacob Terrell
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