Ric Flair was ordered to rehydrate by The Undertaker following his final match.
2022 saw The Nature Boy close the book on his legendary in-ring career as he teamed with Andrade El Idolo to defeat the team of Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal. While the match itself had a lot of people talking and saw some of the biggest names in attendance, Flair’s performance had some people worried.
Having previously admitted that he fell asleep during his final match, Flair has stated that this was due to extreme dehydration. Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, the Hall of Famer revealed that The Undertaker met with him backstage after the match and forced him to restore his electrolytes before going out to celebrate the victory:
“Oh, yeah, I was fighting like hell to get through it. But it was just fighting here. Nothing that I felt, I wasn’t hurting anywhere. I just felt bad because the guys had been all panicking and worried about my health. And we had said we had constructed such a great match. If it had come off the way we’ve practised forever, it would have been a masterpiece, but, you know, when I walked back to the locker room Taker made me drink three Gatorades. Then I went to Kid Rock and drank all night long.”
Ric Flair And The Undertaker Go To War At WrestleMania 18
The two former World Champions have a lot of respect for what the other has accomplished in their respective careers. Despite being regarded as one of the greatest of all time, Flair has previously admitted that he suffered a crisis in confidence during his WWE run in the early 2000s. Flair credits the No Disqualification match against Taker at WrestleMania 18 with helping him restore his faith as an in-ring worker.
In the match that took place in Toronto, a bloody Flair would be the 10th victim of The Deadman’s WrestleMania streak in a match that also saw interference from Arn Anderson, who hit a perfect spinebuster onto The Undertaker.
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