Ric Flair’s Last Match has polarized wrestling fans as much as any recent news. Many commented that they were sad to see legend so far past his prime. Others were thrilled to see The Nature Boy walk the aisle one last time.

The fans in attendance in Nashville had a much different reaction from those who watched the pay-per-view at home. There has been much criticism of Ric Flair’s inability to do much during the match. Those who were in the arena didn’t see it the same way.

Dave Meltzer talked about the reaction from fans who were inside the building on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio. He noted that feedback from those who attended was largely positive. Many believed Ric Flair’s last match was excellent.

“The interesting thing, and I’ve gotten a lot of feedback on the show is that people who were at the show live thought the main event was like this fantastic match and almost everyone who watched it on TV thought it was an absolutely horrible match, which is a really interesting dichotomy because there was so much heat, tension, you know, Jarrett did a good job and the people were just so into Flair that somehow, it overwhelmed the fact that Flair literally didn’t and couldn’t do a thing, but you know, I mean, there were people who were just like, ‘Oh my God, this was this phenomenal match.”


Of course, there will always be differing opinions when it comes to pro wrestling. The fans in attendance experienced something they thought was special. Despite some scary moments, Ric Flair walked away unscathed.

There is always a difference in the experience of watching wrestling live as opposed to on television. The broadcast for the PPV didn’t seem to capture what many said was a high-energy atmosphere in the building. The merits of Ric Flair’s Last Match will be argued online, but ultimately, those who paid to see it seem satisfied.

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Transcription by Ringside News

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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