Ric Flair is unanimously recognized as one of the best wrestlers of all time. In addition to being a 16-time world champion, the 'Nature Boy' was able to complete the Triple Crown in both WWE and WCW. In 2012 he became the first athlete in history to be inducted twice into the WWE Hall of Fame, both individually and as a member of the 'Four Horsemen'
At the age of 73, Flair decided to get back in the game and return to the ring on July 31 in Nashville. Ric's sensational choice has divided public opinion: some can't wait to admire him on the square, while others believe it is not a good idea given his health conditions.
In the latest edition of the 'Keepin' It 100 'podcast, Mark Madden was brutally honest when asked to comment on Ric Flair's decision.
Mark Madden slams Ric Flair
"I think it's a terrible idea" - Mark Madden began with great bluntness.
“It doesn't take a genius to understand that it's not wise to put a 73-year-old man with a pacemaker in the ring who was in a coma just four years ago. It's stupid to risk so much for a futile wrestling match.
The great thing is that some people think it's a good idea. I really don't know what they have in their brains” - he added to the dose. Gerald Brisco echoed: “My thoughts and prayers are for Ric Flair right now.
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 everything goes well. At the same time, Ric is able to understand and want. He will have talked to his loved ones about him and will have deduced that the game is worth the candle. I can only wish him good luck”.
Flair will compete in his last match at Jim Crockett Promotions next month. The announcement, which shocked and garnered mixed reactions from the wrestling world, will take place on July 31st. Ric Flair has been training with Jay Lethal for his match.
"Jeff Jarrett and I are friends and have been friends. Regardless of wrestling or not Jeff and I keep up on the Titans, when the Titans have a tough game, I'm the first to let him know. When they win I say you're the luckiest son of a b**** of all time."