At Ric Flair’s Last Match event in July, Ric Flair competed in his final match. To take on the team of Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett, Flair teamed up with his son-in-law, Andrade El Idolo. That night, Flair and El Idolo prevailed. Flair, however, has since acknowledged that he was only partially conscious of the action in the ring throughout the entire competition.
In the Figure-Four Leglock that Flair had on Jarrett after the match, “The Nature Boy” was unable to even lift his shoulders when the referee counted Jarrett’s shoulders down for the three counts. Flair discussed his final match and what he would change if he could go back in time to change any of the details. He also asked whether he would like the chance to rematch the match.
Flair yelled during “To Be The Man”: “I’m begging to do it again.” “How do I forget to drink water all day long? I’ve asked 100 people, and now I’m pleading.” I experienced just that. You observed me. “I followed that with five beers.” The WWE Hall of Famer was asked if they carried out all of the match’s original plans.
“I can think of many mistakes I’ve made, matches, and things you would change,” he said. “That could have been brilliant, I just know it. I was dehydrated, you know. You know how much work I put into Lethal, so I don’t understand how I could have made that error. I mean, we knew exactly what we were doing and still had a ton of work to do. God, what a wonderful opportunity.”
He competed in a retiree match at WrestleMania 24 more than 14 years ago, losing to Shawn Michaels, effectively ending his career. Flair, on the other hand, refused to retire. After the match against Michaels, Flair wrestled in 16 more matches, the majority of which were in TNA, which is now recognised as Impact Wrestling.
Flair fought his final match before 2021 on an episode of Impact in 2011, losing to Sting. This fight was not nearly as anticipated as his previous match against Michaels three years prior. At the age of 73, the Nature Boy decided to come out of retirement one more time, fronting the Ric Flair’s Last Match incident during Starrcast 5. Many saw this as dangerous because of the health issues Flair had been dealing with on and off over the last few years, and the wrestling legend did indeed have issues during his return match.