Ric Flair claims his comments about wrestling again were “taken out of context.”
At the age of 73, the Nature Boy officially brought an end to his legendary in-ring career in July 2022 with a bout billed as his last-ever match. It saw him teaming with his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to defeat Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.
Fans were concerned for Flair after he passed out twice during the match, although he later put that down to dehydration.
During a recent interview, the 16-time World Champion suggested his career might actually still have some legs, saying he wanted to wrestle again “right now” after seeing that his old foe Ricky Morton was still getting in the ring.
Ric Flair has “no desire” to wrestle again
Now, in an interview with Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Flair has claimed his words with taken out of context, and that he doesn’t want to lace up his boots again despite feeling “great”.
“No, that was completely taken out of context. No, I have no desire to wrestle again. I said I could, because I feel great. And if I did, I could be better because I would learn from the mistakes I made getting ready last time, which was not hydrating. I weighed 218 and I didn’t drink any water that day, a combination of nerves and everything else.
“We really had worked out what you would have thought, Mike, as a decent match, not great by any means. But when I mentioned that I didn’t feel good, everybody thought I was having a heart attack and that was a blatant error on my part but no, I feel great.
“I’m so damn…I’m probably the only guy in the business that doesn’t have a knee replacement or hip replacement or anything. I feel great.”
Ric Flair has recently spoken about seeing The Undertaker after his last match, saying he forced him to drink Gatorade.