The final opponent of Ric Flair has been revealed, as ‘The Nature Boy’ will collide with Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett on Sunday, 31 July!
When Ric Flair confirmed his return to the ring on 16 May, speculation was rampant as to who, exactly, would step up to face ‘The Nature Boy’ at the event. Rumoured opponents and partners for the event included FTR, The Rock’n’Roll Express, and Flair’s famed rival Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat.
Now made official, Ric Flair will team with his real-life son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to take on Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal at the event. This will air live on Fite TV on 31 July, emanating live from Nashville, Tennessee under the Jim Crocket Promotions banner.
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More recently, Ric Flair had teased a current WWE Superstar to face him on the card. Possible considerations would have included Randy Orton, his former Evolution stablemate, or AJ Styles, who Flair managed during his time in IMPACT Wrestling.
Having previously retired at WrestleMania XXIV vs. Shawn Michaels, ‘The Dirtiest Player in the Game’ has worked sixteen matches since then. As well as Street Fights and Last Man Standing matches vs. Jay Lethal and Mick Foley, respectively, Ric Flair last wrestled in September 2011 as he lost to Sting on an episode of IMPACT Wrestling.