WWE Hall of Famer Rejects Royal Rumble Return

In November, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat came out of retirement for a six-man tag team match at a Big Time Wrestling show.



While speaking to Bill Apter of SportsKeeda, Steamboat was asked about a potential appearance in this year’s WWE Royal Rumble match or potentially wrestling on the Raw 30th Anniversary show later this month. The WWE Hall Of Famer made it clear that he has no intention of returning to WWE and competing at the Royal Rumble or RAW.

“Thanks, but no thanks. Yeah, I think it’s too big of a stage for me. I had a really good showing 9 or 10 years ago…12 years ago with [Chris’ Jericho [at WWE Backlash in 2009]. God bless him. He took care of me. That was really the last Steamboat that people saw….I felt that was the last time that people saw 70% of the young guy. I could carry my weight, and that’s the way I want it. No, Triple H could say, ‘We’re going to take care of you.’ No, to be honest with you, Bill, it’s just not in the heart anymore.”

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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