WWE has issued a press release indicating TNA Impact Wrestling star Ric Flair will be in attendance at this year’s WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. Please note it does not say he will participating on the on stage portion. Also note the release says Flair retired from pro wrestling after his bout with Shawn Michaels and does not mention his return to pro wrestling in TNA. The full release:
WWE.com has just gotten word that Ric Flair will be in attendance at the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on Saturday, March 31.
On that night, The Nature Boy will gain a record second entry into the hallowed Hall. Only this time, Flair will be entering alongside his legendary Four Horsemen allies: Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham and JJ Dillon.
First inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008 on the night before he faced Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV, The Nature Boy became the first active Superstar to ever receive the honor. The Dirtiest Player in the Game retired from the ring after losing to HBK on The Grandest Stage of Them All, but his legacy as one of the most respected and influential performers in sports-entertainment endures.
The induction ceremony, which will be held on the eve of WrestleMania XXVIII, will air on USA on Monday, April 2 at 8 p.m.