NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ric Flair’s still got it.
The 73-year-old, two-time WWE Hall of Famer came out of retirement for one “last match” Sunday, partnering with son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to beat Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal in Nashville, Tennessee, according to ESPN and SB Nation.
The nearly half-hour match came to a close after Flair, known as “The Nature Boy,” struck Jarrett while wearing a pair of brass knuckles that promoter Conrad Thompson, another son-in-law of Flair seated in the front row, had passed to Andrade, ESPN reported. Flair then put Jarrett, 55, in a figure-four leglock to claim the win, according to the news outlet.
It All Goes Down TONIGHT! Get Ready To Witness History Being Made! The Naitch Is Walkin’ That Aisle One Last Time! WOOOOO! @StarrcastEvents #RicFlairsLastMatch pic.twitter.com/p253IUvVWt— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) July 31, 2022
“All my family’s here,” Flair, who last returned to the ring in 2011, said after Sunday’s match. “We made jokes about me being married five times. All the kids are here. One wife, but all my granddaughters. My friends are here. I swear to God, guys. If I didn’t have enough pressure on me tonight, [expletive] Kid Rock walked into the locker room tonight.”
Andrade, 32, called Flair an “inspiration,” saying the 16-time world champ “feels better than guys 20 years old,” according to ESPN.
Flair has struggled with health challenges in the past, including a heart condition, according to CBS Sports. He also spent 10 days on life support after a bowel obstruction led to complications, Sports Illustrated previously reported.
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