Conrad Thompson has addressed Ric Flair’s comments regarding potentially stepping into the ring once again.
Ric Flair participated in his last match on July 31st 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Flair would team with son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to take on the team of Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal. Flair and El Idolo would win the match, with The Nature Boy picking up the winning pin over Jarrett.
Since the final match took place, many have wondered if Flair has really wrestled his last match. This includes Flair himself, who has stated in interviews that he could wrestle right now if required.
Ric Flair’s In-Ring Future Has Been Commented On By Conrad Thompson
An update to the future of Flair’s in-ring career has been provided by Conrad Thompson, who co-hosts the To Be The Man podcast alongside the 16 time World Champion. Thompson spoke to Wrestling Inc. about the subject, and has shot down the idea of seeing one more Ric Flair match, stating that the comments have been made in jest:
“I don’t mean to be disrespectful, but that’s clickbait,” Thompson said. “Anybody who actually listens to the podcast knows that he’s said that tongue-in-cheek, laughing. Even when he talked about the Rumble, he’s like ‘Somebody reported that I’m going to be at the Rumble. I’m not. I’m going to be at the 30th Anniversary ‘Raw.’ I am going to be in San Antonio, but I’m doing a signing for Fitterman. But I’ll bring my gear, I’ll bring my robe. Hell yeah, I’ll be number 30.’
Flair has stated on the podcast that if asked, he would compete in the 2023 Royal Rumble. Conrad Thompson also dismissed this
It’s a joke. It’s not serious. He’s not really going to be in the Rumble, but I know that gets people talking and it gets people buzzing. But the reality is, Ric’s not going to wrestle again.”
Ric Flair will be the subject of a new documentary that will air on Peacock on Monday, December 26th. Flair himself has said that the upcoming feature “Blows away” the critically acclaimed ESPN “30 for 30” documentary about the life of WWE Hall of Famer.
H/t to Wrestling News.co for the use of transcriptions.