The Stylin’, profilin’, limousine ridin’, jet flyin’, kiss-stealin’, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun, the Nature Boy himself Ric Flair returned to the wrestling ring last night for one final match at the age of 73, just to prove that he is indeed as good as he once was.
In front of a sold out crowd of 10,000 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, and delivering a ton of his iconic “WOOs,” he put on an impressive and entertaining performance for the first time since 2011.
How could he not, though?
Of course it was all for show, but you’re probably lying to yourself if you said you never once hit the Ric Flair “WOO” at least once in your life.
The famed wrestler taught us all that in order “to be the man, you gotta beat the man.”
However, while Flair tried to be the man once again, he gave the crowd (and announcers) the scare of a lifetime.
While tag teaming with his son-in-law, Andrade El Idolo, against the duo Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett, it appears that Flair went a little off script and faked a heart attack, right in front of his daughter, and fellow famed wrestlers Mick Foley and the Undertaker.
As his daughter watched in horror, the announcers even appeared to be caught off guard by saying:
“I’m gonna be honest with you guys… Stop it. I don’t know how much Ric…”
And sure enough, Flair proceeded to smack the ever livin’ hell out of Jay Lethal.
Maybe ol’ Ric doesn’t have it like he used to, but the man will forever know how to get the crowd going.
“One of the greatest wrestling towns… I had one of my best matches of my career here with Ricky Steamboat. All my family is here. We made jokes about me being married five times. All the kids are here. One wife, but all my granddaughters. My friends are here.
And I swear to God, guys. If I didn’t have enough pressure on me tonight, fucking Kid Rock walked into the fucking locker room and said, ‘I got a night off, how ’bout entertaining me?’”
Jarrett accidentally smacked Jay Lethal with a guitar before Flair hit Jarrett with brass knuckles and the signature Figure-Four Leg Lock to win the match.