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WWE Corridor of Famer “Nature Boy” Ric Aptitude divulged this week that WWE has invited him to the 2023 Royal Rumble in January and the 30th anniversary of Raw, that can presumably maybe maintain establish one week earlier to the Rumble.
Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast (h/t Sunil Joseph of Ringside News), Aptitude confirmed he’s going to be on the Royal Rumble and likewise commented on the invite to the 30th anniversary of Raw:
“I have been invited and it be a f–king tall deal,” Aptitude acknowledged. “Why? Due to it be Raw and it be a tall f–king deal. I’m on it, hell yeah, are you kidding me? Thirty years.”
The 73-year-worn Aptitude is broadly understanding to be one of many ultimate pro wrestlers of all time, as his 16 world championship reigns are tied with John Cena for primarily the most within the historic previous of knowledgeable wrestling.
Aptitude is maybe easiest identified for his success in NWA and WCW, but he used to be an provocative wrestler in WWE from 1991 to 1993 and all over again from 2001 to 2008.
He’s also a key figure within the historic previous of the Royal Rumble and Raw, as he obtained the 1992 Royal Rumble match and looked on some of the first-ever episodes of Raw in 1993.
From 2012 to 2021, Aptitude made sporadic appearances on WWE programming. At one level, he had a performer’s contract that allowed him to succor as a supervisor, primarily for his daughter, Charlotte Aptitude.
His last storyline in WWE saw him turn on Charlotte and align himself with Lacey Evans, but there used to be no resolution to the angle and he bought his release from the corporate in August 2021.
Aptitude confirmed his release in a declare, noting that he and WWE had a “diversified vision for my future,” which used to be why he requested his release. He also thanked the corporate and acknowledged he had “nothing but admire!”
All over Aptitude’s time away from WWE, he competed within the closing match of his famed occupation, teaming with son-in-law Andrade El Idolo in a maintain over Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett on July 31.
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