Two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair has won lot of accolades during his illustrious pro wrestling career. In spite of all of his accomplishments, The Nature Boy has his own fair share of controversies as well. The Nature Boy recently concerned some fans when he announced one more match. He also opened up about stepping back into the pro wrestling ring.

Ric Flair will make his return to the squared circle on July 31st, it will take place as part of the huge Starrcast wrestling convention. Flair will team with the FTR to take on the Rock n Roll Express and a mystery partner. Ricky Steamboat was going to be in that match, but he let better judgement prevail.

While speaking on To Be The Man, Ric Flair talked bout his in-ring return. The Nature Boy explained that he isn’t coming back for a payday.

“I just want to address a few things that I think people need to hear about. I would say it’s 70% positive. But for the 30% of people that are worried about me getting in a ring and wrestling again, first of all, I assure you that I’ve been in the ring a lot more than I’ve shown on social media.


I have to get quicker. I have to get faster. I’m in better shape now because I train with Rob, John Cena’s personal trainer, than I’ve ever been in my life in terms of cardio. I’ve never been a cosmetic wonderboy so I am going to wear a shirt, but I can assure you that in two and a half months, I will put on a clinic of what real wrestling should be about.

I’m never going to be able to do a moonsault. God bless those that can. For the other people that don’t follow social media to understand, you don’t see how much money I make from Cameo. That alone I can live on for the rest of my life. I just made a commercial for Carshield. My life is good. I don’t need the money, but baby, I do like the glory. I’m never going to walk away from it. If I have a chance to get myself over, I’m going to do it.

That’s what I’ve been doing my whole life. You don’t understand. If I can crash in that airplane with a pilot killed and two guys are paralyzed and get back on another plane and fly six months later, you could do anything. So I almost died four years ago. I got a pacemaker. I almost died of a blood clot. I had four heart operations in seven weeks. I’m good to go.

I will decide on when I want to go. So this is not about the money. This is about me doing what I’ve done my whole life. I watch wrestling every day because I love it, and I respect the guys in it.”

Ric Flair is also set for Starrcast convention in Nashville, Tennessee. It remains to be seen who Flair’s opponent will be in the match. We certainly hope The Nature Boy manages to have one last good match and finally end his in-ring career for good.

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