Ric Flair will have his final wrestling match this July but now his potential opponent has been named by an ex-WWE star Hulk Hogan, in what would be a huge shock!
On May 16th it was confirmed that Ric Flair will be stepping back in the ring for one final match. Flair hasn’t wrestled since competing against Sting back in September 2011 during his stint with TNA.
It had initially been reported that the match at Starrcast would feature Ric Flair and FTR taking on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and Ricky Steamboat. However, Steamboat has since revealed that he turned down the invitation to come out of retirement.
But now speaking to Wrestling Shoot Interviews former WWE star and one of the Killer Bees tag team Brian Blair has seemingly suggested Hulk Hogan could be Flair’s opponent:
“I’m looking forward to seeing Flair and Hogan at SummerSlam.”
Flair’s final match will take place as part of Starrcast on July 31st in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the day after WWE will present SummerSlam at the Nissan Stadium in the same city.
Blair continued saying despite both men’s health concerns he wishes them the best for the apparent match:
“Well, I think if Ric were gonna die anywhere, he’d wanna die in the ring. Terry’s had his fair share of surgeries, way too many and I’m getting ready to call Terry in a couple of minutes. I just wish them the very best. I know the fans are the ones that have been really egging it on that really want to see it. So it’s sparked them. All I can say it will be interesting and I just pray that they both come out in one piece.”
For clarity, Starrcast nor Ric Flair have not confirmed that The Nature Boy will be locking horns with Hulk Hogan in his final match, and Flair’s final opponent is thus far still officially unknown.