On July 31, 2022, Ric Flair laced his boots for the last time and put on a memorable show. The 'Nature Boy' joined his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to face Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal in a tag team match in Nashville. The 73-year-old from Memphis made WWE history and wrestling in general, having entered the hearts of millions of fans in every corner of the planet.
In addition to being a 16-time world champion, Ric was the first wrestler in history to be inducted twice into the WWE Hall of Fame, both individually and as a member of the 'Four Horsemen' As if that weren't enough, Flair took away the satisfaction of completing the Triple Crown in both WCW and WWE.
A guest on the latest edition of the 'To the Man' podcast, Ric Flair revealed that he was not at all sure about signing with WWE again in 2001. Ric had in fact decided to leave WCW due to some disagreements with Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo.
Ric Flair is a wrestling legend
"I wouldn't be the icon I am today if it weren't for WWE," confided Ric Flair. “I will never stop thanking Vince McMahon and Triple H for bringing me back to WWE in 2001 after I had a fight with Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo in WCW.
I felt tremendously insecure during that time, but Vince and Hunter helped me figure out which direction to take” - he added. A judgment on his last match could not be missing: “I am very satisfied. I needed to get in the ring one more time.
I feel I left the scene in the right way, I don't know if I understand the idea. I created a beautiful relationship with Andrade and it was a pleasure to share the ring with him. My whole family was there with me and we spent a wonderful weekend.
I couldn't have asked for anything better”. Several WWE legends witnessed the latest 'Nature Boy' performance live. WWE legend Ric Flair feels Cody Rhodes should be world champion once he returns from injury. "Well, there again, if I'm thinking and seeing how well he was received.
I mean he proved himself to be in that category of the word 'great.' He and Seth had some gangbuster matches. I may not see eye-to-eye with Seth Rollins, but he really did right by Cody. To me, I'd take him [Cody] through it and eventually make him a champion.
He's got the look because you know me, I'm a big fan of getting dressed up and all that (...) he carries himself like a businessman and champion. A lot of things about him I really like," said Flair.
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