Ric Flair has addressed his well-publicised health issues as he heads into his last ever match this July.
On May 16th, Ric Flair confirmed that he will be stepping back in the ring for one last match. The Nature Boy last wrestled over a decade ago when he clashed with Sting back in September 2011 during his time in TNA – now IMPACT Wrestling.
The announcement immediately got the wrestling world talking with many fans being excited about the idea but others offering criticism, and even concern as Flair is 73-years-old and has suffered a number of serious health issues in recent years.
On a recent edition of his ‘To Be The Man Show’, Ric Flair addressed his health issues and revealed he has been taking a few bumps to check that his pacemaker will stay in place.
“Me just going over and taking a few bumps, you know that is it, because of the pacemaker and I just had to make sure… You know I clearly had been… it’s been misunderstood and misstated.”
“I asked four different doctors what they thought and the only one I was happy with was the guy that said, ‘yeah there’s enough scar tissue built around it to hold it in place.’”
“That’s the only issue, my back is fine, my neck is fine, my elbows – I’m the luckiest sumb*tch alive to have taken the bumps I took over the years and not have any problems, not to mention the airplane crash you know.”
Ric Flair’s opponent at Starrcast V is not yet known and speculation that he would be taking on Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat one more time has been quashed by the legend himself.
H/T to Sportskeeda for the above transcription.