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By Mike Johnson on 2013-01-26 11:44:28
Ric Flair did not return to the ring earlier today for All Japan Pro Wrestling after all. Flair, despite being in Japan for AJPW's Ota Ward Gymnasium live event, did not wrestle due to some sort of health issue.

Flair was replaced by his son, Reid, who was moved up from a preliminary tag match to work with Keiji Mutoh (Great Muta) in a losing effort to Tatsumu Fujinami and Seiya Sanada when Sanada pinned Flair in 15:31.

The bout, which would have seen Flair in the ring Fujinami for the first time since 1991 as well as teaming with Mutoh for the first time that I can recall, was to have been Flair's first bout in Japan since retiring from WWE in 2008.

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