WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has hit back at suggestions that he’s “begging” for another match after having his final bout ever in the summer of 2022.
On July 31st, 2022, Jim Crockett Promotions rode again as the company promoted Ric Flair’s Last Match in Nashville, Tennessee. Flair teamed with his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to face the duo of WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.
Flair picked up the win after nailing Jarrett with brass knucks and trapping him in the figure-four leg lock despite The Nature Boy falling unconscious during the bout. Rather than any of his well-publicised health issues, Flair put that down to dehydration.
Flair spoke about the match recently on his podcast, with many people believing Flair was hinting at yet another comeback:
“I’m begging to do it again, I’m begging because I’ve told 100 people, ‘How do I forget to drink water all day long?’ That’s all that happened to me. You saw me. I drank five beers right after.”
“I can think of a lot of things I’ve screwed up and matches and, you know, things you would change. I just know that could’ve been golden. You know, I just happened to be dehydrated. I don’t know how I could’ve made that mistake because you know how much work I put in with Lethal. We had everything figured out, I mean, and we had so much more to do. God, it would have been great.”
Speaking on the most recent edition of his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair has clarified those comments and says that he only wishes he could do over his last match and doesn’t want to wrestle again:
“I don’t know why they keep saying I’m begging for another match. What I have said to you repeatedly is 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 is what I’ve said repeatedly.”
Ric Flair also gave his thoughts on Stephanie McMahon resigning from her roles in WWE, saying that he was “disappointed” that McMahon left the company.