Ric Flair will be wrestling his supposed final match next month as part of the Starrcast event in Nashville. The 73-year-old legend was filmed training for his upcoming match and was even slammed from off the top rope. Many within the industry have worried that Flair coming after a health scare in 2017, is risking a lot coming back to the ring. It appears now a fellow Hall of Famer has come out to express his concern for Flair’s wellbeing.
While speaking with Raju Dasgupta, Gerald Brisco was asked to give his thoughts on Flair coming back for one last match. While the Hall of Famer has all the respect in the world for his longtime friend, he too is worried that Flair may be stepping a bit out of bounds this time. Check out what he had to say below.
I told him how much I appreciate his career and how much I appreciate the friendship all these years, and that I’m concerned, not as a foe or anything, but I’m concerned as a lifelong friend. He’s one of my longest running friends. You look around during our era and there’s not many left.
Flair has dealt with a severe heart condition called alcoholic cardiomyopathy. In 2017, Flair went for emergency surgery, resulting in kidney complications. Flair last wrestled the legendary icon Sting on an episode of Impact Wrestling. While speaking on the issue, Brisco admitted that he wouldn’t be watching Flair wrestle again.
He had gone through such horrific health issues the last couple of years. If you’re a friend, you don’t want to see a friend do that. You just don’t want to see it. I’m not going to watch it. I’ll probably get heat again when this gets out. I’m not going to watch it. I’ll tune into the internet, but I’m just not going to contribute by watching it. My thoughts and prayers are with Ric Flair.
Flair’s opponent for the Starrcast event in Nashville has yet to be determined. While it was rumored that Flair’s long-time rival Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat would end up wrestling Flair, Steamboat has since shot down any rumors of a potential return to in-ring action. Flair, in the meantime, has expressed nothing but excitement for his return.
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