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“Doesn’t Need Your Approval”: WWE Fans Divided as Ric Flair Announces Wrestling Return at 73

Published 05/17/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

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“Age is just a number!” – a catchphrase that very few can prove right. However, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair stepped in the line to prove this catchphrase right. ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair will take a walk inside the wrestling ring one last time. At 73, Ric Flair is set to come out of his retirement for his final match.

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This is by far the biggest headline in professional wrestling right now. Ric Flair is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer and a 16-time World Champion. He is the only man in pro wrestling who has spent 40 glorious years inside the squared circle.

 ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair doing the unthinkable!


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WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was recently seen sharing a wrestling ring with AEW star Jay Lethal. ‘The Nature Boy’ shared the squared circle with Jay Lethal and took bumps as a part of training.

After posting such videos with the AEW star, wrestling fans predicted that Flair is getting back in shape to make a potential return to the squared circle.


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Finally, after a few rumors on the internet, Ric Flair confirmed that he would wrestle for the one last time. Indeed, the courage of ‘The Nature Boy’ to step inside the ring and wrestle at 73 is beyond imagination.

He said, “I’m Going To Walk That Aisle, Style And Profile, One Last Time! July 31st! Nashville, Tennessee! Jim Crockett Promotions! I Will Prove Once Again, That To Be The Man, You’ve Got To Beat The Man!”

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Flair’s last match would occur in Nashville, a day after WWE premium live event, SummerSlam 2022. This event will be held on 31st July at the world’s famous Nashville Fairgrounds as a part of the “Jim Crockett Promotions Presents: Ric Flair’s Last Match” wrestling event.

Wrestling fans react to the return of the 16-time World Champion for the last time!

The wrestling fans have known Flair for being the flamboyant performer of all time. Moreover, wrestling fans believe in ‘The Nature Boy’ and his love for pro-wrestling. Therefore, many imagine that Ric Flair is not doing his last match for extensive fat checks, but for his love for wrestling.

While some wrestling fans were divided, others admired the fact that even though Flair had significant health issues in 2017, yet, ‘The Nature Boy’ is looking forward to wrestling.

But, on the other hand, some people don’t want Flair to step inside the squared circle for the same reason.

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“His Head Snapped Back”: Ric Flair Wrestles Again at 73, Leaves WWE Fans With Dropped Jaws

Ric Flair has not wrestled inside the squared circle for almost a decade. Flair’s last match in Vince McMahon’s WWE was in 2008 at WrestleMania 24 against ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels. Besides that, Flair’s actual retirement match was against long-time rival Sting in TNA Wrestling (Impact Wrestling).



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As per Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Flair would team with team FTR’s Cash Wheeler or Dax Harwood, while their opponents will be legendary Rock N’ Roll Express and “someone else.” However, no official opponents for ‘The Nature Boy’ have been confirmed at this time.

What are your thoughts on Flair’s return to the ring? Let us know.



Akash Dhakite

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Akash Dhakite is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Since he was three years old, Akash has been a fan of WWE, which gives him an ascendancy of knowledge about this sport. He grew up watching John Cena and to ‘Never Give Up’ is something that he has learned from him.

Edited By: Paras Pande