Ric Flair discussed his last match and “needing to give it one more shot”
Ric Flair stepped into the ring one last time when he teamed with Andrade El Idolo to take on Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal on July 31st at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
Flair, 73, and real-life son-in-law Andrade were 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 Nature Boy was covered in blood as he broke down in tears afterwards.
Speaking to Lucha Libre Online, Flair was asked about his last match and if he felt happy with it. The WWE Hall of Famer explained that he felt that his previous last match hadn’t been up to standard to he had to get back in the ring one more time.
“I’m very happy with it. I needed to give it one more shot. I feel like I didn’t go out the right way, and to have the relationship now that I do with Andrade, with Charlotte, to have a son-in-law like him to be a tag team partner, for him to tag with me and have the whole family there and his family, who I’ve gotten to know well watched it from Mexico it was big for all. It was especially big for me because my entire family was there and how many people get an opportunity to do that twice? Once in 2008 with Shawn Michaels and now with my son-in-law in Nashville, it was big,”
The event was considered a big success as it drew a gate of over $448,000 and pulled in over 24,000 buys on PPV making it the second biggest independent wrestling show in the United States in the modern era.