Ric Flair

Ric Flair Explains If He Is Retired 

Don’t call it a day on Ric Flair’s career just yet. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer posted a tweet thanking everyone for helping him celebrate his 50th year in pro wrestling and explaining if he’s actually retired. Flair, 73, wrestled his final match on July 31 in Nashville, partnering with son-in-law Andrade el Idolo to face Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal. The Nature Boy later admitted that he fainted twice during the fight due to dehydration.

But that didn’t seem to deter the 16-time world champion from agreeing to another match. Grateful to everyone who helped me mark my 50th year in business! Monday morning, Flair tweeted. I KNOW ONE THING FOR SURE… I Can Never RETIRE! WOOOOO! Flair made his debut in 1972 as Nature Boy, fighting in Jim Crockett’s Mid-Atlantic province of the National Wrestling Alliance.

Throughout his five decades in the business, he competed in most major pro wrestling promotions, including WWE, WCW, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling (now known as Impact), and Ring of Honor, as well as a handful of independent and territorial promotions. Soon after winning his ostensible exit from the circle in July, wrestling legend Ric Flair stated that he regretted branding the match as Ric Flair’s Last Match.

He regretted saying it was his final match. They even wanted me to wrestle on Saturday night in Puerto Rico. Guys, I can’t get into the ring a week later. If nothing else, Flair confirmed he’s still a draw — nearly 7,000 fans visited Ric Flair’s Last Fight in person, with an estimated 25,000-30,000 watching from home.

A Medical Emergency During The Last Match

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.


Sheena Bhandari is a Pro Wrestling Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News.