‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair has some high expectations for his supposed final wrestling match.
Ric Flair will be wrestling his final match under the banner of Jim Crockett Promotions on July 31st in Nashville. Flair has wrestled his “retirement” match before against ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 24. However, Flair would later wrestle for IMPACT Wrestling.
As his final match marches closer, the sixteen-time World Champion is setting high expectations for himself. Speaking to Connor Casey of Comic Book, Flair discussed why he needs this upcoming match in Nashville to be better than anything he has done since WrestleMania 24:
“It has to be really good, it has to be better than anything I did after Shawn Michaels. It’s not about the money. It’s all about re-establishing the fact I have my self-confidence. It’s never been higher. Back then, at that time, I was still having self-confidence issues and I was paying out (for his divorces) more to three people and had to go to work. Now I don’t have to do anything.
But it gave me a goal. I’ve been working out. Kelly (Brewster) and I worked together, as partners in this (his upcoming comic book series) but she also trains with me and it’s a lot of hard work. We drive 45 miles up to John Cena’s place in the morning for an hour and a half. And then we go down to Saint Peak to training like there’s no tomorrow for two hours and it’s a lot more fun for me if I have someone to compete against.”
It was rumored that Ric Flair would be teaming up with AEW’s FTR to take on The Rock N’ Roll Express and a mystery partner in a six-man tag. Additionally, Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat was rumored to be involved at one point.
Tickets for Ric Flair’s Last Match sold out in less than 24 hours, causing the event to change to a larger venue.