The whole world of wrestling has learned the news of Ric Flair's return to the ring. At the age of 73, the 'Nature Boy' will step onto the square on July 31, 2022, in Nashville in what promises to be one of the most anticipated events of the year.
While some fans are eager to see their idol back in action, others are concerned given the numerous health problems Ric has had to contend with in recent years. In addition to being a 16-time world champion, Flair has also won the Intercontinental title and the World Tag Team Championship.
In 2012, he became the first wrestler in history to be inducted twice into the WWE Hall of Fame, both individually and as a member of the 'Four Horsemen' In a long conversation on Sportskeeda, Gerald Brisco expressed all his doubts regarding Ric Flair's choice to return to the fight.
Gerald Brisco on Ric Flair's return
“My thoughts and prayers are for Ric Flair right now” - began Gerald Brisco. “He's had a lot of health problems in the last few years and he's got a damn pacemaker.
I am really worried. I know that he has spoken to a number of doctors and that they have reassured him, but it doesn't seem like a wise choice to me. He could die in that ring. I just hope that everything goes for the best” - he added.
Former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo echoed: "It's his life. If Ric really wants to get back in the ring and he thinks he can do it, nobody can stop him. He will have talked to his loved ones about him and will have deduced that the game is worth the candle.
I hope nothing bad happens. Flair is perfectly aware of his state of health and his physical condition, not to mention that he will receive a huge reward for getting into the ring. Instead of him, it would never occur to me to go back to fighting, but I'm not Ric Flair.
I can only wish him good luck”. Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, Flair predicted that Rhodes would win either the WWE Championship or Universal Championship from Roman Reigns. “Cody’s gonna be the champion sooner or later,” Flair said.
“I’m sure they’ll figure out a way to get that championship off where Roman has both of them — get one of them off him. I think the company functions better with two champions anyway”.