On July 31st, 2022 Ric Flair stepped into a wrestling ring to compete for the final time. Or at least that was the plan.
At a special event run under the Jim Crockett Promotions banner, Ric Flair teamed with his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to defeat Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal. However, during the match the Nature Boy appeared lost and confused, and has since admitted that hepassed out twice.
The end of the match came with a bloodied Flair applying the Figure-Four Leg Lock to Jarrett. The AEW star’s shoulders were counted to the mat, despite Flair also being unable to lift a shoulder from the canvas.
Ric Flair Reflets On His Final Match
Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast, To Be The Man, Flair looked back at his final match. The 16-time World Champion revealed that he would love to redo the match, again citing dehydration as the cause of his problems. Flair added that he and Lethal had so much more they could have done.
“I’m begging to do it again, I’m begging because I’ve told 100 people, ‘How do I forget to drink water all day long?’ That’s all that happened to me. You saw me. I drank five beers right after.
I can think of a lot of things I’ve screwed up and matches and, you know, things you would change,” Flair said. “I just know that could’ve been golden. You know, I just happened to be dehydrated. I don’t know how I could’ve made that mistake because you know how much work I put in with Lethal. We had everything figured out, I mean, and we had so much more to do. God, it would have been great.”
Ric Flair is set to be in attendance for the special 30th anniversary episode of Monday Night Raw on January 23rd. Should Flair appear on-screen it will be first televised WWE appearance since leaving the company in August 2021.
H/t to Wrestling Inc