WWE Hall of Famer returns to the ring for the first time in 12 years, wins trios match

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WWE Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat wrestled on Sunday night at the Big Time Wrestling event held at the Dalton Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Steamboat, who wrestled for the first time in 12 years, teamed with ROH, AAA, and NJPW World Tag Team Champions FTR in a trios match against Nick Aldis, Jay Lethal, and Brock Anderson (with Arn Anderson). Steamboat and FTR picked up the win when they applied figure four leg-locks on Aldis, Lethal, and Anderson, making them tap out.

The last time the 69-year-old Steamboat wrestled was in a tag team match with his son, Richie, at a June 2010 FCW event against Trent Beretta & Caylen Croft.

Post-Match, FTR praised Steamboat, who then took the mic and said Raleigh has always been special to him and that the city is number one in his heart.

Steamboat has made appearances this year also for MLW, the NWA, and AEW. A&E and WWE are currently working on a Biography episode on Steamboat to air in the future.

The event aired live on FITE TV.

Below are the rest of the results from the show, courtesy of F4WOnline.

-Pre-show: Scott Steiner won a battle royal

-Matt Hardy defeated Crowbar

-NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Kerry Morton defeated Brian Pillman Jr. to retain the title

-Big Time Wrestling Champion Danny Miles defeated Facade to retain

-The Rock n’ Roll Express defeated The Briscoes. This was the final R’n’R match in the Dolton Arena.

-Savannah Evans defeated Amber Nova