Ric Flair has discussed his well-publicised health issues ahead of him lacing up his boots one final time in his last ever match this July.
On May 16th it was confirmed that Ric Flair will be stepping back in the ring for one final match. Flair hasn’t wrestled since competing against Sting back in September 2011 during his stint with TNA.
The announcement was met with a mix of intrigue, criticism, and concern, due to the Nature Boy being 73-years-old and having suffered a number of serious health issues in recent years. Despite that, the event has sold out, allowing The Nature Boy to have one final sell out bout of his legendary career.
Speaking on his To Be The Man Show, Ric Flair addressed those health issues and says he has taken a few bumps in preparation to make sure his pacemaker stays in place:
“Me just going over and taking a few bumps, you know that is it, because of the pacemaker and I just had to make sure… You know I clearly had been… it’s been misunderstood and misstated.”
“I asked four different doctors what they thought and the only one I was happy with was the guy that said, ‘yeah there’s enough scar tissue built around it to hold it in place.'”
“That’s the only issue, my back is fine, my neck is fine, my elbows – I’m the luckiest sumb*tch alive to have taken the bumps I took over the years and not have any problems, not to mention the airplane crash you know.”
Despite leaving WWE in 2021, it was recently announced that the company is working with Flair again to produce a two-hour documentary on the WWE Hall of Famer.