Ric Flair’s legendary name is known for a lot of things, but he is still a human being in the end and is prone to making mistakes. The Nature Boy’s last match was a memorable event, but it also had many people worried. In fact, Flair forgot to hydrate himself prior to the match – a mistake Flair regrets deeply.

Ric Flair finally got the chance to retire on his own terms earlier this year. The Nature Boy teamed up with his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo and faced Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett on July 31st, 2022.

Ric Flair took some scary bumps and even bled during the match, something that he promised to do prior to the event. He also faked heart attack, which made many people worry for good reason. Flair won the match, much to the relief of fans as they never wanted to see him compete ever again.

While speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair talked about his retirement match. The Nature Boy made it clear that he regrets making the silly mistake of not drinking water before the match.


“I’m begging because I’ve told 100 people, ‘How do I forget to drink water all day long?’ That’s all that happened to me. You saw me. I drank five beers right after.

I can think of a lot of things I’ve screwed up and matches and, you know, things you would change,” Flair said. “I just know that could’ve been golden. You know, I just happened to be dehydrated. I don’t know how I could’ve made that mistake because you know how much work I put in with Lethal. We had everything figured out, I mean, and we had so much more to do. God, it would have been great.

Despite that, Ric Flair is also very happy with how the match turned out, but has since made numerous teases about having yet another match in the future. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for Ric Flair.

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