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 admitted that he fell asleep during the match.

Ric Flair finally got the chance to retire on his own terms last 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 with Theo Von on This Past Weekend, Ric Flair talked about his final match. The Nature Boy revealed that he ended up falling asleep during the match.


“I got out there and I felt great and all that and then I realized the anxiety and I made the mistake of saying to one of the guys, ‘I don’t feel good.’ Of course now they think I’m having a heart attack or… I got light-headed. I actually fell asleep on the apron. I’m standing. [Really?] Oh, yeah. And the guy had to go, ‘Ric! Ric!’ And I woke up and I got back in and then I did something else and I’m laying there and at the end, Manny, my son-in-law, is going, ‘you have to wake up, sir. You have to wake up, sir.

He was handing me the brass knucks to hit Jarrett with, right? So, he put the brass knucks in my hand, ‘you have to wake up, sir. You have to wake up, sir.’ Boom. But I whacked myself way too early. And then because everybody was panicking, to end it right, I faked like I was having a heart attack just going, ‘ughh.’ Just because I wanted everybody, ‘slow down m************, we can do this. I mean I can make it. Just listen to me.'”

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.

What do you think of what Ric Flair said? Did you enjoy his final match? Let us know in the comments!

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