Ric Flair will compete in his remaining match on July 31 on the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. When information of his retirement match first broke, it was reported that he can be concerned in a six-man tag workforce match with FTR taking over the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, considered one of Flair’s oldest rivals. However these plans needed to be scrapped after Steamboat turned down the concept, and within the weeks since then Jim Crocket Promotions (revived for one night time to advertise the occasion below the Starrcast banner) has been asserting different matches that might spherical out the cardboard. It was lastly confirmed on Monday that Flair can be participating in a tag workforce match, becoming a member of his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo in a match in opposition to Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.
Flair had beforehand made disparaging remarks about Lethal on his podcast after claiming Lethal’s frustration when he came upon he would not be booked for the present. Lethal has a historical past with Flair that stretches again over a decade and he was the one initially coaching the 16-time world champion for his return. As for Jarrett, Flair started poking enjoyable at him throughout a press convention on the Nashville Fairgrounds, going as far as handy him a pair of free tickets to the present.
In the announcement video, Lethal is proven leaping Flair after the occasion earlier than Jarrett and his spouse, Karen, make the save. Flair then rebukes Jarrett, prompting the 2 to activate him and help within the beatdown. It was then confirmed that Flair can be teaming together with his son-in-law to get revenge.
Flair spoke with ComicBook not too long ago in regards to the occasion, saying that his match will solely be a satisfying finale if it is higher than his unique retirement match in opposition to Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV. He would go on to wrestle 16 instances after that preliminary 2008 retirement, with the final match being in September 2011 in Impact Wrestling (TNA) in opposition to Sting.
“It has to be really good, it has to be better than anything I did after Shawn Michaels,” Flair mentioned. “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 aim,” he continued. “I’ve been understanding. Kelly (Brewster) and I labored collectively, as companions on this (his upcoming comedian ebook sequence) however she additionally trains with me and it is quite a 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 not any tomorrow for 2 hours and it is much more enjoyable for me if I’ve somebody to compete in opposition to.”
Below is the complete card for Ric Flair’s Last Match. How do you feel about Flair’s opponents for the match? Let us know down in the comments!
Ric Flair & Andrade El Idolo vs. Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal
Impact World Championship: Josh Alexander vs. Jacob Fatu
Impact Knockouts World Championship: Jordynne Grave vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Rachael Ellering
Rey Fenix vs. Taurus vs. Laredo Kid vs. Bandidio
The Motor City Machine Guns vs. The Wolves
The Von Erichs vs. The Briscoes
Killer Kross vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Ricky & Kerry Morton vs. Brian Pimman Jr. & Brock Anderson
Clark Connors vs. Ren Narita