Ric Flair finally got the opportunity to retire on his own terms last month. The Nature Boy partnered up with his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo and faced Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett on July 31st, 2022. Jarrett also begged Flair not to fake a heart attack in his final match.
Ric Flair took some scary bumps and even bled during the match, something that he promised to do long before. Flair won the match, much to the relief of fans around the world.
During the match, Ric Flair also faked a heart attack and that worried fans as well. While speaking on My World, Conrad Thompson, who promoted the event, revealed that he and Jeff Jarrett begged Flair not to do the heart attack spot.
“The only thing you and I pushed back on, and we pushed back the first time we heard it and the second time, and the third time. ‘Do not fake the heart deal. Do not. Please.’ The afternoon of, he goes, ‘Guys, guys, it’s my last match. I’m not saying I’m going to do it, but if they are with it and I feel I have the crowd, I’m going to do it. Jay is going to have a little sympathy and I’ll poke him in the eyes.’ When it didn’t happen in the ring, at first I thought, ‘We made it, he’s not going to do it.’ He did it on the floor. I didn’t look at you, but I know somewhere, you were looking at me like, ‘Why is he doing this?’ I saw great feedback from that, people dug it. Who are we, especially me, it’s his last match. He gets to pick.”
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