Ric Flair 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 memorable event, but it also had many people worried. In fact, Flair has now revealed that he legitimately suffered a heart attack during his final match.

Ric Flair finally got the chance to retire on his own terms a couple of years ago. 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 risky bumps and even bled during the match, just as he had promised before the event. He also staged heart attack, causing real concern among fans. Ultimately, Flair won the match, bringing relief to many who hoped it would be his final in-ring performance.

In a guest appearance on the JAXXON PODCAST, Ric Flair disclosed that he actually suffered a heart attack during his last match. In late 2023, Flair visited his doctor for a coronary calcium scan and a nuclear stress test, where he learned that he had a heart attack sometime in the past two years. The doctor asked if he remembered passing out during that period, and Flair said he passed out three times during his last match.


”Yeah, I trained (for my last match), I got in the best shape, ever since I was 20 years old, and then I had a heart attack during the match. I had a heart attack during the match. A lot of people didn’t (know). I didn’t know myself until about six months ago because I went and got a — I go to the heart doctor like every six months because I’ve got the pacemaker, right? And they put that on me when I was real sick, not because I had a problem with my heart, but because they couldn’t get over the fact that my heart rate was so low, but it was from all of those hour-long matches and all that cardio. I used to do 500 free squats every day. 500 free squats, 500 push-ups every day. Because not every town you went to, these little towns, (not) all of ‘em had a gym, right? Or I would do the deck of cards or I would do step-ups on a chair. So my heart rate was always like 48. It drove people nuts that it was so slow.

So they put that on me and then I went to get what’s called a calcium scan which I’d never had before, because a couple of guys died in our business of heart issues so, it kind of scared me so I went and I blew a number on that and the guy, you know, they give you the nuclear stress test, shoot you with the dye, put you on the treadmill, everything, right? So it’s two days of three hours of testing and this is six months ago. The guy takes me in and if you look at your heart like a round pie, there’s a piece of my heart right here, this big, it’s black, it’s gone. The guy said, ‘You’ve had a heart attack in the last two years.’ I said, ‘I never hurt.’ He said, ‘Have you passed out in the last two years?’ And during my last match, I passed out three times, and I thought it was because I was dehydrated. So I went in the locker room, I was with Kid Rock and Taker. I just drank two bottles of Gatorade and went back out to Kid Rock’s place all night long. But I had a heart attack. It didn’t hurt, no, none. I feel great, that’s my problem. I’m sure I’m just gonna fall off a chair one day (he laughed). They’re gonna say, there he is. Get that little son of a b*tch up out of here.”

Ric Flair is currently a part of AEW, but many believe he won’t really help the company in the long run. Regardless, we will have to wait and see what will become of Ric Flair in the end.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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