The Undertaker has admitted that although he’s pleased to see Ric Flair doing well, he won’t be watching his final match.
From the moment that Ric Flair announced that he would be returning to the ring, the wrestling world has stood divided. While some are happy to see the two-time WWE Hall of Famer get something resembling a proper farewell, others have questioned the wisdom of a man in his mid-70’s with a history of serious health problems getting back in the ring.
One man who appears to be firmly in the latter camp is The Undertaker. The Deadman has often spoken highly of Flair, the man who he defeated at WrestleMania 18 in a blood-soaked brawl.
Speaking in a new interview with Sports Illustrated, ‘Taker said that while he was happy to see Flair doing well, he “doesn’t want to see” him wrestle again.
“I love this business and I’ve dedicated the past 30-plus years of my life to it, but knowing how my body feels after my career, I don’t know how he’s doing it. Flair is on a whole other level. It wasn’t long ago he was on his deathbed. This world is better with Flair in it. Personally, I don’t want to see it. I’m happy he’s doing well. I wish the best for him, and I hope he gets everything out of it that he wants.”
The WWE legend went on to dismiss reports that he had been approached to be the Nature Boy’s final opponent.
“No, no, no [I was never a candidate to be part of Ric’s last match]. I saw Flair recently, and I said to him, ‘What are you doing?’ But Flair is Flair. He started telling me, ‘I’m working on this, I’m working on that.’ Again, I want all the best for him. I just hope he takes care of himself and that he is smart about this.”
At Starrcast V, Ric Flair will team with Andrade El Idolo to take on Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal and his finally bids farewell to the squared circle.