Ric Flair On His “Drastic Mistake” In His Final Match

Ric Flair fights Jeff Jarrett

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has discussed what was behind his worrying performance in his final ever wrestling match back in July.

On July 31st Ric Flair put a bow on his illustrious in-ring career with one more match that saw him team with son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to face the team of Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.

When all was said and done, it was The Nature Boy that got his hand raised after laying out Jarrett with a pair of brass knuckles as Flair proved his ‘dirtiest player in the game’ credentials to the very end.

Now speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair has responded to rumours about being involved in what is being billed as Ricky Steamboat’s last ever match and says he feels good enough to but made one “drastic mistake” in his own match that caused a lot of concern:

“[Asked about immediate wrestling plans] None. When I say it inspires me to want to do it again [Conrad Thompson- they think you’re doing it]. Yeah. It’s not that I couldn’t, I will stand by this, I wish I hadn’t said it was my last match. But I don’t want to disappoint a bunch of fans by doing it again. But I got myself into good shape and then I, made one drastic, what turned out to be drastic mistake by not hydrating, but I feel great.”

“I feel like as long as you’re healthy you want to do and you should do what you want to do when you get to an age. I mean, you know, we always will always be limiting ourselves or what things, I feel like we limit ourselves to what people think we should be doing sometimes as opposed to what we’re doing.”

h/t Inside The Ropes