Ric Flair Says Faking Heart Attack “Not In Good Taste”

Ric Flair

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has admitted that faking a heart attack in his final ever match was not part of the plan and was not in good taste.

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.

During the match, Flair lived up to his moniker of ‘the dirtiest player in the game’ as he lured Jay Lethal in for a vicious eye-poke by faking a heart attack.

Speaking to the New York Post, Ric Flair admitted that it was a ploy to try and slow things down:

“I did that on my own. I told the referee [to tell] Jeff Jarrett to slow down. Boom, bring it back down and lay the rest of the match out. And we did that. That was an audible to get everybody back on the same track — slow down, I’m fine. It was not the plan. It was not in good taste. I realize that. It was the only thing that was going to keep everybody from going right to the finish.”

Ric Flair has also recently discussed why he doesn’t like personal issues being used in wrestling angles.