Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has revealed that he does not want to wrestle ever again – as the pro-wrestling world breathes a sigh of relief.
The 16 time World Champion teamed with his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to defeat Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett at the “Ric Flair’s Last Match” event last year in one of the most disgusting promotional tactics of all time. Conrad Thompson, his other son in law, promoted his geriatric relatives last match, despite the legend being in no condition to wrestling, especially given the fact he nearly died a few years ago.
Flair was 73 on the July 31, 2022 event. This would put him near the top of the oldest wrestler ever list, although he still lags someway behind Mae Young, who wrestled in the WWE at the tender age of 87.
Flair looked out of shape, way too old and dangerous close to death during his last match. He admitted to passing out twice during the match and with every bump he took the risk of his bones dissolving into dust and being inhaled by the concerned fans at ringside (although not too concerned to not buy tickets to the event).
There have been reports about Ric Flair wanting to keep wrestling after his final match. Do not worry. The Nature Boy himself has cleared up those misunderstandings and informed his fans that he never wants to wrestle again. How much we can believe this is disputed, but on the “To Be The Man” Podcast he stated “I don’t want to wrestle again, I have no desire.“. Hopefully this puts an end to his wrestling career and he can make peace with no longer being “The Nature Boy” anymore and enjoy retirement.
“I wouldn’t recommend it again, either. I don’t know why they’re saying I’m begging for another match. What I’ve said to you repeatedly, I wish I could redo that match. I’m not begging for another match, I don’t want to wrestle again, I have no desire. I wish I had that match to do over again. [That’s] what I’ve said repeatedly. I just wish I could redo that [match].”
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