It is common knowledge that WWE often relies on its stars of the past in order to maintain the excitement of its fans.
News of a certain professional wrestling idol saying he is certainly capable of making an in-ring return should therefore be music to WWE's ears, but according to him, the company just will not take the opportunity.
None other than wrestling big-name and WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has said he knows he would be able to wrestle again, but that WWE are simply worried he would be too good despite being the experienced age of 66.
Speaking to The Guide Flair explained: "I would love to get back in the ring, but they are scared I would steal the show every week," He added: "I can still go in the ring and take a suplex or two if I need to."
It appears his focus for now is on the UK tour which he is carrying out next week to promote his one-man show.
Given Flair's character and personality, it comes as little surprise that he would be hinting at the thought of him being given the opportunity to wrestle again.
Even if it was a one-off however, WWE should unquestionably bear his words in mind as having the WWE Universe shouting the infamous 'Woo!' phrase for him once again as opposed to for his daughter, NXT star Charlotte, would surely be something special.
That said, Charlotte has proved hugely popular amongst the WWE NXT roster and has clearly inherited her father's incredible wrestling style and ability both in and out of the ring.
This past Wednesday night at the NXT Takeover: Unstoppable special, Charlotte proved her worth once again as she teamed up with Bayley to overcome Dana Brooke and Emma in what was an exciting Divas contest.
During his chat with The Guide, Flair was also asked whether he would consider taking on a non-wrestling WWE role through working with his daughter, whose real name is Ashley Fliehr, at NXT.
He responded: "I have been asked before if I would go back into a management role with Ashley, but she needs me like a hole in the head. I wouldn’t boost her career, if anything I would hinder it.
Flair added: "I think she is one of the best athletes on the roster, but being a female it is always going to be hard in this industry."
For the meantime therefore, it seems clear that Flair will not settle for an out-of-ring wrestling role but should WWE ever approach him about performing in the ring once again, he would be ready and waiting.
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