Ric Flair still has the wrestling itch.
Ric Flair put a bow on his legendary in-ring career in July 2022 when he had what was billed as his last-ever match. Teaming with his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo, Flair picked up a win over Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal in a bout that was not without controversy.
Wrestling at 73 years old having suffered a brush with death just a few short years earlier, Flair passed out twice during the match, putting this down to dehydration after the fact.
Ric Flair got in great shape for his last match
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet on his Insight podcast, Ric Flair suggested he still has the wrestling bug, however, especially when he sees the man he says he should have picked as his last opponent, The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express’ Ricky Morton still lacing up his boots:
“I want to wrestle again right now. Isn’t it crazy? I feel like because, Ricky Morton, the guy that I should have chosen for my last match would have been great. Ricky Morton is still wrestling.
“You know what the best thing for me about it was, is I forced myself to really get in shape. I’ve heard this from guys over the years. And when they were older, I was like, in my prime. The older guys would say ‘Man, I’m tired of working out.’ And there gets a time when you just get bored working out. You don’t have a goal.
“I mean, they gave me a goal and I just attacked it. I didn’t stop drinking or anything but I was training, literally training three hours a day, five days a week in the ring, or I was doing the sled, the ropes. Yeah, I got my bench press up for two and a quarter. I mean, so from being dead to all that was pretty cool.”
Ric Flair also discussed his backstage interaction with The Undertaker following his last ever match and what The Undertaker made him do.
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