Jay Lethal thanks Ric Flair

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

by Simone Brugnoli
Jay Lethal thanks Ric Flair

After being part of Ric Flair's last ever wrestling match, Jay Lethal has expressed all his views on the event and the appearance of the Nature Boy. Jay Lethal was one of Ric Flair's opponents in his last match, the Hall Of Famer WWE was joined by Andrade El Idolo to take on another WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett at Starrcast's Nashville Municipal Auditorium which aired on the 31st July.

Jay Lethal praises Ric Flair

During his interview with Busted Open Radio, Jay Lethal expressed his feelings and opinions on how he felt about the Ric Flair's retirement match: “I think only when I finally think about it will I really realize it and my brain will explode with emotions.

I can't believe I teamed up with Jeff Jarrett first of all and then I can't tell you how many times I've been happy to challenge another great like Ric Flair. I can't tell you how much I love wrestling and how much I am a fan of this discipline.

I was just in awe and dream world that day, teaming up with Jeff Jarrett against my childhood idol. I mean, it's fair for me to say that if there wasn't Ric Flair, I don't know if there would ever be a Jay Lethal. That's how important it was to me and I got to be there with Andrade.

I mean, what an extraordinary talent that Andrade is too, I hope that somehow this helps to have more matches with him. It would be extraordinary for both me and him. There is no way to put it into words. It was surreal. It was a dream come true." Ric Flair then won his last fight, blocking Jeff Jarrett with Figure four leglock and pinning him to the ring.

The event was considered a great success as it sold over 24,000 PPV tickets and earned over $ 448,000. All of this made Starrcast the second largest independent wrestling show in the United States of the modern era. WWE Hall of Famer Booker T wasn't pleased to see Ric Flair fake a heart attack during his farewell match.

"It wasn't, you know what, man, that wasn't a great moment. That wasn't the greatest moment in the world. A man faking a heart attack to poke somebody in the eye. I get it, it was a good spot but a lot of people in that damn arena perhaps were scared as hell.

That's just like me getting in a wheelchair and walking, somebody wheeling me around and parking in a handicapped spot. You don't do that kind of stuff," said Booker T.

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