The highly anticipated final ever match for WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has now switched venues after the event originally sold out in less than a day.
After an illustrious wrestling career that stretches back to the seventies, Ric Flair is ready to lace up his boots one final time. The sixteen-time champion of the world announced on the 16th of May that he was taking part in his final wrestling match at the age of 73.
The match is being promoted under the Jim Crockett Promotions banner as JCP rides again as part of the Starrcast convention to be held over SummerSlam weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. Flair’s final match was originally set to be held in the Nashville Fairgrounds and proved to be the hottest ticket in town, with the event selling out in less than 24 hours.
Now Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated has confirmed that the match has switched venues from the Fairgrounds to the much larger Nashville Municipal Auditorium. The Auditorium boasts a 9,000 seat capacity which triples the possible attendance from its original venue.
Ric Flair’s final opponent has not yet been announced but names such as old rivals Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat and Hulk Hogan have already been ruled out.