Jay Lethal says he was “in a dream” headlining Ric Flair’s Last Match event with The Nature Boy.
Lethal teamed with WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett (w/ Karen Jarrett) vs. Ric Flair & Andrade El Idolo at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on July 31st.
During his interview on Busted Open Radio, Lethal described how he felt about competing in Flair’s retirement match:
“I think when I finally settle down and realize it, my brain is going to explode. I can’t believe I got to team with, first of all, Jeff Jarrett. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sung, ‘With my Baby tonight.’”
“I can’t tell you how big of a wrestling fan I am. I was just in awe and in dreamland teaming with Jeff against my idol growing up. I mean, it’s fair for me to say if there was no Ric Flair, I don’t know if there would be a Jay Lethal. That’s how influential he was on me, and I got to be in there with Andrade. I mean, what an amazing talent and I hope that in some way this helps to have some future matches in store for me and Andrade. There’s no way to put this in full words. It was unreal. I was in a dream.”
Flair was victorious in the bout as he locked the figure four in on Jarrett with the referee counting Double J’s shoulders to the mat. The event was deemed a success as it pulled in over 24,000 buys on PPV and drew a gate of over $448,000 making it the second biggest independent wrestling show in the United States in the modern era.