Ric Flair Day Declared By Mayor Of Nashville

Ric Flair poses on entrance ramp

Former sixteen-time World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair is being honoured by the town of Nashville after the mayor named a day after him.

It has been confirmed that ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair will step in the ring for the first time in over ten years on 31st July 2022, competing in one final match as part of a special event at Starrcast. His last match was in September 2011 against Sting for TNA.

The announcement of the match was met with some concerns and criticism, especially surrounding the health of the 73-year-old Flair going in to it after the issues he has dealt with in recent years.

Tickets for the event flew out the door, with the original allocation for the show at the Nashville Fairground selling out in 24 hours, leading to the event being moved to the much larger Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

In advance of the event, Deputy Mayor of Nashville Brenda Haywood addressed the recent Starrcast press conference and announced that the final match of ‘The Nature Boy’ will be honoured by the city declaring 31st July ‘Ric Flair Day’.

With professional wrestling legend here today, the Nature Boy, that brings so much excitement to us all, I’m a retired teacher, we call it value added. He’s just adding to the value of our city.”

Ric Flair, he is set to have his final match here in Nashville on Sunday, July the 31st. And Mayor Cooper, now hear this, don’t get it twisted, Mayor Cooper has dedicated July 31st to be the ‘Ric Flair Day’ here in Nashville.

Although it has been heavily rumoured that Ric Flair will team with FTR to take on The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and a mystery partner in his final match, there has been no official confirmation at this point. Some of the card is starting to take shape, with Josh Alexander defending the IMPACT Wrestling World Championship against Jacob Fatu, and involvement from New Japan Pro Wrestling already confirmed. The event is set to air worldwide on FITE TV.