Ric Flair Comments On Having Bad Matches
Ask wrestling fans about the greatest matches of all time and many answers would include Ric Flair, so when The Nature Boy is discussing his career you might not expect admitting to having bad matches.
For a special episode of his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair took part in a q&a which led to being asked what was his worst ever match.
Ric Flair joked that he had competed in “some stinkers” before going onto discuss one match in particular.
“Oh gosh, I had a lot of bad ones. I had a lot of stinkers. I think it was one it was, it would have been somewhere in the Kansas City territory wrestling against someone that hadn’t wrestled an hour, and that list is too long to point out anybody.”
Despite an incredible career filled with Championship’s and Hall of Fame rings, there has been criticism toward the later part of his career. Last July Ric Flair, teaming with son-in-law Andrade El Idolo, stepped into the ring to battle Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.
An event named after and built around being Ric Flair’s Last Match grew plenty of attention, with a venue change to accommodate the demand for tickets to see a wrestling hero retire.
Flair chose not to name any of his opponents but instead focused on his own feelings whilst reflecting on the matches he felt did not deliver.
“I mean, I can’t even say they were passable. I’ll tell you the truth, I’ve had some stinkers, trust me. And I don’t want to point anybody out but I am just trying to think. I can’t name one person, but trust me, I’ve had some stinkers.”
H/t to Inside The Ropes