On Sunday, 31st August, the long-awaited last match of WWE's Nature Boy, Ric Flair, known throughout the world for his famous career both in WCW and in the rings of the McMahon-owned company, was aired. During the night, in fact, we saw Ric Flair team up with Andrade, his son-in-law (after the marriage with his daughter Charlotte) who took part in a dispute against Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal, in what was in effect the last match of his career but also of his life (hopefully).
At the ripe old age of 73, Ric Flair has been training for months to return to the ring, with Jay Lethal being instrumental in training, to get him back in shape, even though Ric towards the end of the match left everyone very worried.
not answering the call of the moves and questions from colleagues many times. Apparently, according to reports from some sources online, Flair would have refused to also take some bumps during the contest, which instead were initially foreseen by the original script of the match.
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Apparently, one of the moves taken during the costesa must have hit the Nature Boy Ric Flair badly, who struggled to finish the match, not behaving as he should have. Even the long pause taken in the arms of his son-in-law, at the end of the match, caused all his fans and colleagues to worry a lot, with the Nature Boy staring into space, not answering the questions of Andrade or those of the insiders.
Apparently, as also reported by Dave Meltzer in the latest newsletter of the Wrestling Observer, Ric Flair would have suffered a bad blow with a vertical suplex, which would have then prevented him from continuing the dispute as predetermined, with the journalist who stated: "He took that vertical suplex and then I think he went to the post to get a superplex.
Eventually he came down, showing himself against the idea of doing so. He just took a normal suplex. From that moment on he never got back on his feet, after that vertical suplex." According to what Bryan Alvarez later said, it seems that Flair whispered to Andrade that he fainted for a few seconds, after the blow and in fact the final of the match saw Flair pin Jeff Jarrett with his Figure 4, with Flair unable to even stand up straight, so much so that he had to lie down on the mat.