The Nature Boy Ric Flair has been fuelled with rumors that he is planning to make a surprise entry into the 2017 Royal Rumble after posting a video on his Facebook Page and Twitter Handle. The Dirtiest Player in the Game clearly hasn’t lost a step in the gym, if his new viral tweet is any indication.
The 16-time World Champion and two-time WWE Hall of Famer posted a video of himself that claims to show the Nature Boy deadlifting an impressive 400lbs. He lifted it breaking a drop of sweet. To remind the age of the Nature Boy, he is 67 years old now.
The video was accompanied by a message that simply stated ‘I. Will. Never. Retire #17.’ The thing is that Could this be hinting at a potential return on January 29 in San Antonio?
Despite the message included in the video, Ric Flair has indeed retired on a number of occasions in the past, most memorably after losing a classic to Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV.
Watch The Video Here:
I.Will.Never.Retire. #17 pic.twitter.com/oZxu1ue5XB
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) January 4, 2017
Prior to the plane crash that almost ended his life in 1975, Flair was predominantly a power wrestler known for his lifting prowess, with some sources claiming he was deadlifting around 600lbs at the time. Following the crash, Flair noticeably reduced his mass but continued to lift throughout his career.