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Hulk Hogan coming out of retirement to wrestle Ric Flair?

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Former WWE star Brian Blair has let it slip that Hulk Hogan (apparently) will be coming out of retirement to wrestle Ric Flair at Starrcast V.

"I'm looking forward to seeing Flair and Hogan..." Blair said. Blair said "at SummerSlam" but he likely means Starrcast V during SummerSlam weekend in Nashville.

Blair was then asked about Flair and Hogan stepping in at their age with their health issues.

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"Well, I think if Ric were gonna die anywhere, he'd wanna die in the ring. Terry's had his fair share of surgeries, way too many and I'm getting ready to call Terry in a couple of minutes. I just wish them the very best. I know the fans are the ones that have been really egging it on that really want to see it. So it's sparked them. All I can say it will be interesting and I just pray that they both come out in one piece."

Blair was then asked if he was confirming that Hogan was returning to face Flair. He backtracked and claimed that he read it on the internet. For the record, we are unaware of any site that has reported Hogan vs. Flair as happening. Blair would know because he lives in the Tampa area and is very close with Hogan.

Ricky Steamboat was originally planned to be in the match but he declined. Flair confirmed last week on his podcast that he would be teaming with FTR against The Rock N' Roll Express and a partner to be named. If Blair is correct, then it looks like Hogan will be that partner.

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