Ric Flair was a bloody mess while editing the last wrestling match
Ric Flair’s last wrestling match could have transported a die-hard fan back in time.
He made his signature leg to the ring, led the sold-out crowd in his “Woo!” chant, and his face was covered in blood to end the match, as was often the case in his glory days. Flair, 73, also faked a heart attack at one point and was visibly exhausted at other times.
Flair’s first game since 2011 ended the only way possible: with his signature leg four. He was successful in front of a sold-out crowd of nearly 10,000 fans at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. ESPN reported that “The Nature Boy” had this crowd at his disposal for the duration of the game.
Flair was partnered with his son-in-law, Andrade El Idolo, against the team of Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett.
Flair was then helped out of the ring, where he went to meet his family and also met wrestling royalty in The Undertaker, Bret Hart and Mick Foley.
“I had one of my best games of my career here with Ricky Steamboat,” Flair said. “All my family is here. We made jokes about my marriage five times. All the children are there. One wife, but all my granddaughters. My friends are here. I swear to god, guys. If I didn’t have enough pressure on me tonight, fucking Kid Rock walked into the locker room tonight.
The match lasted nearly 30 minutes and the WCW and WWE legend was clearly working on points. Still, he was able to land chops, punches and his donkey kick while Andrade, Lethal and Jarrett took the bulk of the heavy hits. Flair even took a suplex from Lethal.
The finish came when Jarrett accidentally landed his guitar hit on Lethal when Andrade pulled Flair aside. Flair’s other son-in-law, Conrad Thompson, then threw a pair of brass knuckles at Andrade, who handed them to Flair. Flair used them to hit Jarrett before putting him in his knockout to win the match.
“This match is the most important of my career,” said Andrade, who is married to Flair’s daughter and WWE star Charlotte. “…It’s amazing. I don’t even have words for it. [Flair] feels better than 20 year old guys. He is an inspiration to me.
Flair is a 16-time World Champion and a two-time WWE Hall of Famer. He is one of the greatest to ever step into the ring and his stardom transcends the world of wrestling. Flair leads the Four Horsemen faction and his classic “Woo!” will echo forever.