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Ric Flair’s Last Match Switching To A Larger Venue

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After tickets for Ric Flair’s Last Match at Starrcast sold out at its original venue, the show has been moved to a larger location.

On May 16th it was confirmed that Ric Flair will be stepping back in the ring for one final match as part of Starrcast on July 31st. 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.

Less than 24 hours after tickets went on sale, Starrcast announced that the event surrounding the match had sold out due to overwhelming fan response.

Now, Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated has confirmed that while the event will still be held in Nashville, it will no longer be held at the Nashville Fairgrounds as originally scheduled. Instead, Ric Flair’s Last Match will take place at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, which will nearly triple the original venue’s capacity as it boasts a 9,000 seat capacity.

Ahead of the match, Ric Flair has promised to execute a move off the top rope and has shown footage on social media of him training with AEW star Jay Lethal in preparation.

While there have been rumors of both Ricky ‘the Dragon’ Steamboat and Hulk Hogan participating in Ric Flair’s Last Match, those rumors have been debunked. It remains to be seen who participates in the match, but it’s safe to say that anticipation is high and that the change in venue will allow more fans to witness the momentous event.

It has also been announced that Inside The Ropes’ very own Kenny McIntosh will be hosting a special panel at Starrcast V, which will feature Bret Hart looking back on his legendary clash with the British Bulldog at SummerSlam 30 years ago.