Barbed Wire Bat from Ric Flair and Mick Foley’s Epic WWE SummerSlam 2006 Match Sold for $20,000

Published 09/01/2021, 2:12 AM EDT


Ric Flair and Mick Foley had a blood-filled gory match back in SummerSlam 2006, and it was an “I Quit” match. During that match, Flair used a bat wrapped with barbed wire to brutally maul Foley’s face. That bat has now been sold in an auction!

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According to news, the bat was at Goldin Auctions where it was sold for $19,680 with the bid started at $3,500 after being bid on 17 times.

The bat is an Alex Rodriguez model, Louisville Slugger C271. It’s the original bat as it comes with a letter of authenticity from WWE itself.

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Considering how brutal the match was, the barbed wire wrapped bat played an exceptionally crucial role in the match. Therefore, it’s not completely shocking that it raked in nearly twenty thousand dollars at the auction.

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Ric Flair is not working with WWE anymore

In early August, WWE released Ric Flair. Initially, the news claimed that The Nature Boy requested for the release, however, further news confirmed that Vince McMahon decided to release Flair after he expressed displeasure about Charlotte Flair’s storyline.

He recently returned to NWA at their 73rd PPV, and addressed Vince McMahon and Triple H. Usually, former Superstars take to insulting and taking shots at WWE and Vince McMahon.

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Now, there could be a reason why he did not take any shots at WWE. It’s been reported that he does not speak ill of WWE because he doesn’t want to risk Charlotte Flair’s career.

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The last time Ric Flair was working with WWE, he was in a storyline involving Lacey Evans and Charlotte Flair. Unfortunately, both Ric Flair and Charlotte Flair expressed being uncomfortable with it.

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The storyline featured The Nature Boy in a relationship with young Lacey Evans. Not only that, it showed him to be the father of his unborn child. The overall story wasn’t sitting well with either of The Flairs.

The storyline got cancelled when Lacey Evans had to leave to prepare for motherhood!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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