WWE Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat appeared on “The Roman Show” recently to promote the Legends of Wrestling event in Miami, at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming on Saturday, January 23rd. Here are the highlights.
On WWE Hall of Famers selling their rings:
“You have to look at the situation and the circumstance. I feel bad for the guys who ever it is unless they needed money,” he said. “A lot of guys as they get older their hips and their knees of course not being able to afford hospitalization and so on, but if they are selling to get money to go buy a car I find it disrespectful. People ask me what was one of the most memorable moments of my career. In 20 years of active wrestling and all the wrestling I got with of (Randy) Savage, (Ric) Flair, Don Morocco, and the list goes on and on. A memorable moment was when I got inducted into the hall of fame in 2009. I look at it I’ve done everything in my career to get that ring and recognize to be a hall of famer it was a big moment for me.”
On wrestling Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 25:
“That was a surprise to me when I found out the three of us would be in Wrestlemania 25. Vince (McMahon) wanted to do that because the three of us were in the first Wrestlemania you know Jimmy Snuka, me and Piper,” he said. “I stayed in ring shape. I worked with the guys. I’ve been fortunate my knees, back are good and was able to do things I would do when I was a lot younger. I don’t know if I’ll get back in the ring again.”
You can listen to the entire interview here: