Ric Flair was a crushed, bloody, trembling mess on the finish of his finale match on Sunday evening on the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. And whereas he overtly admitted in a post-match promo that he could not bear in mind many of the match that had simply taken place, he was nonetheless capable of stroll up the ramp and depart beneath his personal energy. A couple of updates on Flair’s standing following the match have since emerged, beginning with a tweet from ESPN‘s Marc Raimondi.
“Update: Ric Flair is completely fine after his final match and at his after party right now in Downtown Nashville, hanging out with Kid Rock, family and more,” Raimondi wrote.
Update: Ric Flair is totally effective after his remaining match and at his after occasion proper now in Downtown Nashville, hanging out with Kid Rock, household and extra.
— Marc Raimondi (@marcraimondi) August 1, 2022
PWInsider‘s Mike Johnson offered an replace of his personal by writing, “PWInsider.com is told that Ric Flair was checked out by two doctors backstage in Nashville after his PPV bout and we are told he is ‘great’, according to someone who spoke with him after the show. The doctors were waiting for him the second he returned to the locker room area.”
Flair was busted open halfway by means of the 27-minute match when Jeff Jarrett attacked him at ringside with considered one of Karen Jarrett’s heels. He spent chunk of the ultimate minutes seemingly handed out within the ring, however was capable of make it again to his ft and nail Jarrett with a pair of brass knuckles and locked within the Figure Four for the win. Both he and Conrad Thompson, Flair’s son-in-law who booked the occasion, have maintained “The Nature Boy” won’t ever wrestle once more.
Flair spoke with ComicBook final month and stated Sunday’s match would really feel like a becoming finale if it exceeded the 16 matches he wrestled after his preliminary retirement at WrestleMania XXIV — “It has to be really good, it has to be better than anything I did after Shawn Michaels. It’s not about the money. It’s all about re-establishing the fact I have my self-confidence. It’s never been higher. Back then, at that time, I was still having self-confidence issues and I was paying out (for his divorces) more to three people and had to go to work. Now I don’t have to do anything.
“But it gave me a purpose,” he continued. “I’ve been figuring out. Kelly (Brewster) and I labored collectively, as companions on this (his upcoming comedian guide sequence) however she additionally trains with me and it is a whole lot of arduous work. We drive 45 miles as much as John Cena’s place within the morning for an hour and a half. And then we go right down to Saint Peak to coaching like there is no tomorrow for 2 hours and it is much more enjoyable for me if I’ve somebody to compete towards.”
— “EL IDOLO” ANDRADE (@AndradeElIdolo) August 1, 2022