“I’m Not Going To Embarrass Myself” – WWE Hall Of Famer Shoots Down In-Ring Return

WWE Hall Of Fame 2012

A WWE Hall of Famer has dismissed the idea that they might follow in the footsteps of Ric Flair and have one final match.

Tully Blanchard was one of the cornerstones of the Four Horsemen along with Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, and JJ Dillon. However, while Flair and Arn Anderson continued their wrestling careers well into the nineties and beyond, Blanchard stepped away from the ring full-time in 1990 only making a limited amount of appearances over the years – including a WWE Hall of Fame induction with the rest of the Horsemen (Ole Anderson was replaced by Barry Windham) in 2012.

Speaking on the Two Man Power Trip, now former AEW star Tully Blanchard confirmed why he turned down an opportunity for one last match and seems to indicate he regrets his own AEW bout where he teamed with FTR to defeat Jurassic Express:

“I personally, would prefer my last match, unfortunately, AEW talked me into one, but before that, most of my matches, I think I only wrestled six or seven times after my full-time career, and people’s memories are of me, me and Arn, me and the Horsemen and back in those days when I could actually do it. I can’t do it anymore.”

“I was asked to do a last match with Ricky Steamboat and said, ‘I’m not going to embarrass myself and go out there and not be able to do what I used to do.’ Just watch the videos.”

Blanchard’s old Four Horseman partner Ric Flair recently admitted that he’s “begging” to get back in the ring again despite competing in what was billed as his final ever match in July 2022 at the age of 73.

h/t Fightful