Ric Flair has wrestled his last match, and he has the paycheck to prove it. The Nature Boy gave a lot to the pro wrestling business, but he saw his final contest on July 21st, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Municipal Auditorium was packed full of pro wrestling fans, eager to witness that day in history, and The Nature Boy isn’t shy about letting people know how much he walked away with after it was all said and done.
Ric Flair’s retirement at WrestleMania XXIV in 2008 was an emotional moment for both the wrestler and his fans as he faced Shawn Michaels. The stipulation of the match was that if Flair lost, he would be forced to retire. The bout was an intense, back-and-forth affair that saw both men give it their all. In the end, Michaels reluctantly delivered a devastating superkick to Flair, ending his career in an emotional moment that saw Flair tearfully embraced by his family and colleagues. The moment remains one of the most memorable retirement matches in wrestling history. Of course, that retirement didn’t stick.
Ric Flair’s last match was a high-profile event for an indie wrestling program. The show aired on FITE and In Demand, and plenty of fans paid to see how it would go down. In the end, Ric Flair and Andrade El Ídolo defeated Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett, with Karen Jarrett in their corner by pinfall.
During his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair opened up a bit about critics of his big final encounter in the ring. It doesn’t really matter what they day, because he still made off with $300,000 for that match.
“I don’t pay attention to that. You know what I got to say to that? I made three hundred thousand dollars. Go f*ck yourselves. That’s right, I made three hundred thousand dollars disgusting you! Disgust yourself for three hundred grand and get in the shape that I got in. How about that, motherf*ckers?
Ric Flair’s signature “Nature Boy” persona was known for his stylish robes, flashy jewelry, and catchphrases like “Wooo!” and “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.” Flair held numerous world championships across multiple promotions, including the NWA, WCW, and WWE. He was also known for his technical prowess and ability to tell compelling stories in the ring. Today, Flair remains a beloved figure in wrestling and a true legend of the sport.
We’ll have to see if Ric Flair ever wrestles again. He’s retired a couple of times already, but even the greats deserve their opportunity to take back some statements sometimes.
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