Tom Prichard comments on Ric Flair's last match
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Ric Flair played the last match of his career on July 31 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer has joined forces with Andrade El Idolo to face Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal. Although the leaders took home the victory, there were moments of apprehension during the match.
The 'Nature Boy' in fact passed out twice due to dehydration. 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 has managed to complete the Triple Crown in both WCW and WWE.
In 2012, he also became the first athlete in history to be inducted twice into the WWE Hall of Fame, both individually and as a member of the 'Four Horsemen' In a long interview granted to Sportskeeda, Tom Prichard commented on Flair’s latest performance.
Tom Prichard on Ric Flair
"There were a lot of doubts about Ric Flair before he stepped into the ring. Nobody wanted to see him get hurt. We all know how many health problems he has had in recent years, but he wanted to get back in the game and say hello to the fans” - Tom Prichard said.
"Ric made a lot of people fall in love between the 80s and 90s. Having taken up the legacy of Buddy Rogers, he has established himself as an icon of sports entertainment "- he added. Tom also talked about the recent upheavals in the WWE organization chart, after Vince Mcmahon announced his retirement.
His place was taken by his daughter Stephanie and Nick Khan, while Triple H was put in charge of the creative team. “So far everything is going well. I hope WWE will pick up their product in the months to come. Triple H is an old-school man, he will have no prejudice toward anyone.
He will do what is best for the business and for the company. Even if only a few weeks have passed, he has already made some small but important changes”. Ric Flair asked fellow WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page to be a part of his final match, but the veteran rejected the offer.
"Ric Flair actually called me and asked me if I would be in the match with him and do a six-man. At first, he said, ‘How old are you?’ I said, ‘66.’ He said, ‘I’ve seen you. You’re in great shape.
I really would love to have you in this match.’ I said, ‘Ric, I can’t do it. I feel so good. I can’t take a chance of hurting myself.’ He said, ‘I feel great.’ I said, ‘You’re not from this planet."