What is Flip Gordon without his flips? We could soon find out.
Earlier this week, Flip announced that he has been cleared to return to competition after suffering an MCL tear in January. Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Flip discussed his knee injury and working hard to return ahead of schedule.
“The injury ended up being a blessing in disguise,” said Gordon. “I’m now more addicted to wrestling than I ever was before, I have a whole new goal set, and I’ve never been more motivated. When it first happened, I immediately thought, ‘How soon can I come back?’ My doctor told me I could return in mid-April, and I said, ‘Perfect! That’s the time to beat.’ I was doing physical therapy twice a day, I was in the gym lifting every single day, and by listening and working my ass off, I beat that time and now I’m cleared to return to the ring."
When the injury was first announced, ROH officials confirmed that Flip would be back in time for ROH-NJPW G1 Supercard on Apr. 6. But Flip will knock some rust off this Sunday as he is scheduled to compete against David Starr for Over The Top Wrestling. And when he returns to the ring, we could see a different Flip Gordon.
“My goal is to show that I can adapt and evolve,” said Gordon. “This knee injury is going to limit my flips initially, but I’m going to work around that to win the audience over. I already have the flying and the flipping, and I’m looking forward to adding something new to my repertoire."
Gordon went on to say that he would love to perform at Madison Square Garden on Apr. 6. As of now, he has not been booked for the event.