Starrcast announced that talent from New Japan Pro Wrestling will be part of Ric Flair’s Last Match!
Despite his age and ill health in recent years, Ric Flair is preparing to return to the ring. The WWE Hall of Famer hasn’t wrestled since squaring off against Sting in September 2011 during his stint in TNA. However Flair has been sharing footage on social media of himself working out in the ring with AEW star Jay Lethal and even promises that he’ll do a top rope move during the bout.
On May 16th, the Nature Boy took to social media once more and announced that he would indeed be returning to action for one last match at the age of 73. In a nod to his past, the bout will take place under the banner of Jim Crockett Promotions as part of Starrcast on July 31st.
The event surrounding Flair’s retirement is also called Ric Flair’s Last Match, and so far, two other matches have been announced. Josh Alexander is set to take on Jacob Fatu for the IMPACT World Championship, and tag team action will see the Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) face off against The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards).
Now, Starrcast have announced that the event will also feature talent from New Japan Pro Wrestling. It remains to be seen which talent gets involved in the show, and if any of them will take part in Flair’s retirement match itself as other participants in that match have yet to be revealed.
As part of #STARRCAST weekend, we are honored to welcome @njpwglobal as part of Ric Flair’s Last Match at the @NMAuditorium on July 31 in #Nashville!
Tickets for Ric Flair’s Last Match go on sale TOMORROW @ 12pm ET!”
Tickets for Ric Flair’s Last Match go on sale TOMORROW @ 12pm ET!
— #Starrcast (@StarrcastEvents) June 23, 2022
Addressing his comeback, Flair also stated in a previous interview that he had consulted “40 doctors” before deciding to lace up his boots one last time.
It has also been announced that Inside The Ropes’ very own Kenny McIntosh will be hosting a special panel at Starrcast V featuring Bret Hart, as he looks back on his legendary clash with the British Bulldog at SummerSlam 30 years ago.