WWE: Hall of Famer wants to wrestle in North Korea

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Dennis Rodman may have started a trend. Only a few months after the former NBA star took part in an exhibition in North Korea, another American hero is considering an event in the East Asian country.

Tony Atlas, also known as Mr. USA is eyeing a return to wrestling at the grand old age of 70 as a new wrestling event was announced in Pyongyang for August.

There is currently no lineup for the event and it is not even known if Atlas is on the shortlist of consideration, however the WWE Hall of Famer is eager to take part according to TMZ.com.

"If Mr. USA wins his match, the people of North Korea will have freedom from oppression ... and Mr. USA always fights for freedom and righteousness," Atlas told TMZ.

Freedom and righteousness don't appear to be values which North Korea are particularly high on at the moment but nevertheless, you have to applaud Atlas' patriotic pride and willingness to enter the ring when he should be enjoying his retirement.

Atlas made a name for himself in WWF (as it was then known) by facing off against Hulk Hogan and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

He made a return to WWE in 2008 as a screen manager for ECW and has recently appeared in the WWE Network show, Legends House.

But is the legend ready for a return to the ring? It looks like we might be about to find out.

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