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Ric Flair currently training for in-ring return


Ric Flair is returning to the ring.

Dave Meltzer is reporting that Flair, 73, is training to wrestle again for the first time since 2011.

“Ric Flair is training to wrestle again,” Meltzer writes. “The stories about his return are accurate.”

Additionally, on Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer mentioned "rumor has it" that the match may be Ric Flair and FTR against The Rock 'n' Roll Express and "somebody".

Flair hasn’t wrestled since 2011, when Sting defeated Flair on an episode of Impact Wrestling. Although he did do matches during a Hulkamania tour in Australia and Impact Wrestling, his in-ring career largely ended after 2008, when Shawn Michaels defeated Flair at WrestleMania 24 in a retirement match.

In recent weeks on social media, Flair has posted video of himself training with AEW star Jay Lethal.

“Like I Said- It’s All About The Fundamentals,” he wrote earlier today. “If You Can’t Punch, You Can’t Kick, You Can’t Work! WOOOOO!”

Flair left WWE in 2021 and made a few appearances post-WWE, including at AAA’s Triplemania XXIX event and NWA’s 73rd Anniversary last year. He has not made any high profile appearances since an episode of Dark Side of the Ring aired in September regarding the Plane Ride From Hell incident, where a flight attendant accused Flair of sexual assault. Flair denied the allegations.