Ric Flair’s final match is announced, logic dictates that more matches will be required to fill the card once the show takes place on July 31 from Nashville Municipal Arena. As a result, the event, which is being promoted by Jim Crockett Promotions, is beginning to announce other bouts, including a major inter-promotional fight earlier today.
Conrad Thompson, the founder of Starrcast, announced the match on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. A Jim Crockett Promotions Control Center clip showing JCP announcer David Crockett as well as Impact announcer Tom Hannifan is included in the post.
I’VE JUST SIGNED! Thompson used Twitter. Impact Wrestling’s Josh Alexander defends the Impact World Title against MLW’s Jacob Fatu for first TIME EVER on July 31! Ric Flair’s Last Match tickets go on sale Friday at 12 p.m. Only an hour later, Thompson announced a second undercard fight, this time a tag team match, with a video featuring Crockett and Hannifan.
Flair’s retirement fight
I’VE JUST SIGNED! Thompson quoted himself earlier in his tweet. We thought we’d never see this match again. The Wolves versus the Motor City Machine Guns… ten years in the making Ric Flair’s final match was on July 31.
As previously stated, this will be the first meeting between Impact’s top star as well as the former MLW World Heavyweight Champion. In comparison, this will be the Wolves’ second fight against the Motor City Machine Guns, who last fought in 2010 for 2CW promotion in Syracuse. In a nearly 20-minute match, MCMG emerged victorious.
In the climax, both these matches will represent as a prelude to Flair’s retirement fight, which will take place during a weekend centred on the 16-time World Heavyweight Champion. However, it is currently unknown who Flair will wrestle with and against in his retirement fight. Ricky Steamboat, who had been tapped for the fight, declined due to failed bargaining, and the fate of AEW team FTR was uncertain after it was revealed that AEW owner and CEO Tony Khan had not yet given them approval for the match.