The man who ended Ric Flair's career in the ring in WWE at WrestleMania 24, Shawn Michaels, spoke about the Nature Boy's decision to return to the ring one last time. In March 2008, in one of the most iconic matches in WrestleMania history, the match took place with Ric Flair's career up for grabs against Shawn Michaels.
After a roughly 20-minute battle that took both men to the limit, visibly distraught Shawn Michaels apologized before disposing of the Nature Boy with his Sweet Chin Music for the final pinch victory, thus ending the 16's career.
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Shawn Michaels opens up on Ric Flair
However, although Ric Flair has never had another fight in a WWE ring, he subsequently went to TNA, now IMPACT Wrestling, from 2010 to 2011. While there, he had matches against the likes of Kurt Angle, Mick Foley and Jay Lethal.
His last match was against Sting with whom he lost in an episode of IMPACT in September 2011. Ten years later, Ric Flair will return to wrestling at Starrcast Events at the Nashville Fairgrounds in Nashville. During an interview on the True Geordie Podcast, Shawn Michaels commented on the match saying that he just wants Ric Flair to be happy: “People like us are always a little so tickled.
It's never over. This is one of the things that makes it what it is. I want Ric to be happy and if getting in the ring once again makes him happy, that's fine. Great. Ric knows if he can do it or not. Ric knows if he's okay to fight.
This is why I say if something gives you joy and satisfaction, I wish him the best." Ric Flair himself has set an important level for his last fight, regardless of who his opponent will be. In a recent interview, he stated that he must overcome whatever he did after the feud with Shawn Michaels.
During an exclusive interview with Sportskeeda Wrestling, WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco elaborated upon the difference between the two stars. As legendary as Jerry Lawler's career and legacy are, Brisco believes that even at his peak, Lawler was no Flair.
Here's what he said about the two living legends: "We got guys in the ring now that's up there. Jerry Lawler. But Jerry Lawler's matches are not Ric Flair's matches. Jerry Lawler in his greatest day was no Ric Flair," he joked.
Brisco also went on to clarify that nobody compares to The Nature Boy. So, in essence, his previous comments weren't a shot directed at The King.