Jay Lethal comments on Ric Flair's last match

Ric Flair can easily be counted among the greatest performers of all time

by Simone Brugnoli
Jay Lethal comments on Ric Flair's last match

On Sunday 31st July the famous Ric Flair's Last Match was staged, which we have told you about in our dedicated report, to let you live the experience through our words. For the occasion, Nature Boy clashed, alongside his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo, against Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal, with the second who trained him for months for this great return.

Jay Lethal praises Ric Flair

Appearing on Busted Open Radio, Jay Lethal recounted how their collaboration came about: "I found out he moved or lived in Tampa in March, somewhere around March. He found out I had a school, he contacted me around late March or early April.

I am a huge fan, everyone around me at the time knew that as soon as I got a message from Ric Flair I went crazy. He said: 'I heard you have a school, I want to go in, let's do it.' 'Ok.' The next day, I get a message from him saying: 'Let's do it, son of a bitch.

Let's get into the ring. 'At what time?' 'Whatever time you tell me.' We meet in the ring, we turn around for a while and close. When we leave, he goes: 'Ok, same time tomorrow.' Inside me, I wonder: 'What the hell is going on here? Will it be normal when I train with my idol?' The next day I woke up with a missed call from him and woke up with a voicemail message.

It's an answering machine message that I'll never delete. He just said: 'Wake up son of a bitch, suplex from the top, let's go.' [Laughs]. It started in late March, or early April, and I didn't know what it was leading to. I just thought, 'Ric is near a ring, he's a wrestler, wrestling is in his blood, he just wants to get in there and roll around a bit.

Feeding the beast. 'It was only at the end of April that I heard rumors that he might have a meeting. He never told me clearly, but he made me understand. I thought: 'How can I become part of all this?' We had been training since late March, early April, and I had no idea what was going on." Ric Flair and Jeff Jarrett participated in a historic night as the former bid farewell to arguably the greatest career in pro wrestling history.

“Ric Flair did the unimaginable. Unthinkable and unbelievable performance again. A truly magical night for a fan of Flair."

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