Andrade Discusses Importance Of Ric Flair’s Last Match

Ric Flair, Charlotte Flair & Andrade El Idolo

After helping to bring down the curtain on Ric Flair’s career, Andrade has opened up on just how much being in the match meant to him.

Ric Flair competed in one final match on 31st July 2022, under the banner of Jim Crockett Promotions and with a star-studded cast sat at ringside to cheer him on through those final moments. Despite what may be said about The Nature Boy’s activities outside the ring, his five decades inside the squared circle have cemented him a legacy as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

For a long time after the match was announced, no opponent was confirmed for Flair. There was plenty of speculation, with Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat mentioned at one point to be his opponent whilst there were also rumours that FTR were going to be involved.

In the end, the WWE Hall Of Famer teamed with Andrade El Idolo, his son-in-law, to take on the team of Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal who had attacked him in a hype package prior to the match.

After the contest, Andrade spoke to Marc Raimondi of ESPN and explained how the match will go down as the most important of his career, despite the other high-profile matches and opportunities he has been afforded thus far.

This match is the most important of my career… This is unbelievable. I don’t even have words for this. [Flair] feels better than guys 20 years old. He’s an inspiration to me.

In the end it was the team of Flair and Andrade picking up the victory, with the WWE Hall Of Famer getting the win using a figure four on Jeff Jarrett who passed out. Flair was busted open during the match and admitted afterwards that he doesn’t remember parts of it, however it has since been reported that The Nature Boy is fine.