Ric Flair has said that he is capable of wrestling one more match, explaining that he’s in better shape now than he was 20 years ago.
16-time World Champion Ric Flair hasn’t wrestled since September 2011 when he was defeated by Sting in TNA. That match came more than three years after Flair had ‘retired’ at WrestleMania 24 where he was famously pinned by Shawn Michaels.
Despite being 72 years-old, a decade long absence from the ring and a history of serious health problems, Flair hasn’t ruled out competing one more time.
Speaking on the first episode of his new Wooooo Nation Uncensored podcast, Ric Flair said that he could “absolutely” wrestle again. The WWE Hall of Famer further claimed that he’s in better shape now than he was when he wrestled Sting on the final episode of WCW Nitro in March 2001.
“Most assuredly, and a lot of conversation. That talk hasn’t happened, but could I do it? Absolutely. I’m in better shape now than I was when Sting and I wrestled the last match on Nitro. WWE won’t let me do anything, even though I’m released. I understand, they have so much liability and I told them I would sign anything, but nobody wants me to die on their watch. I’d rather die in the ring. If I have to go. I’d rather not jump off the 19th floor or spend another 31 days in the ICU,”
Ric Flair left WWE in August 2021, citing his unhappiness at his recent creative. He went on to appear at NWA 73, and AAA TripleMania where he served as a manager for his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo, locking a Figure-Four Leglock on Konnan.
The podcast marks Flair’s first significant new project since he was seemingly accused of sexual assault by an air stewardess on an episode of Dark Side of the Ring addressing the ‘Plane ride from hell.’
Following the airing of the episode, a Car Shield commercial featuring Flair was “paused,” while his merchandise was removed by WWE and his signature “Wooooooo!” was removed from WWE’s opening TV package.
Ric Flair has denied all of the allegations made against him.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.