WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Shares the Text Undertaker Sent Him After His Retirement

Published 02/26/2021, 6:45 AM EST


Ric Flair has a special place in the history of wrestling as one of the greatest to ever grace the ring. His career in the business lasted decades, and he is one of the few stars to see 4 different eras in WWE. 

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His involvement in the wrestling scene continues even today as he plays a key role in many angles, most recently with Lacey Evans in the storyline feud against his daughter Charlotte Flair.

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‘Naitch’ celebrated his 72nd birthday recently and is still going strong. His work can be attributed to shaping the history of the business and was even admired by WWE legend The Undertaker. 

‘The Deadman’ had a lot of respect for Ric Flair and often honored him. In a recent interview with Wrestling Inc. Daily, ‘The Nature Boy’ shared a message Taker sent to him last year:

“Happy Thanksgiving Champ!! Thank you for carrying this business and setting the bar of greatness! The bar we all strived to reach and very few have even gotten close to! Then, now and forever you are ‘The Champ’!! So proud to call you my friend.”

The Undertaker sent this message to Flair shortly after his own retirement ceremony at Survivor Series 2020. Exactly 30 years after debuting in WWE, ‘The Deadman’ called it on his career. 

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The respect between him and Flair is not unfamiliar to WWE fans. At Ric Flair’s retirement ceremony on the episode of Raw after WrestleMania 24, Taker walked out to give the legend a ‘Phenom’ send-off, as a final sign of respect. 

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‘The Nature Boy’ holds Taker in high regard as well. He also spoke about how The Undertaker was in a similar place as him as the two were headed into the ends of their careers. 

“After The Last Ride, he talks about [how] he had some insecurities too. His were around health problems, bad back, and stuff like that, which caused him to be insecure. Mine was all mental but we share that in common.”

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The Undertaker has blossomed into a new person since his retirement, and we are finally getting to see the man under the dark long jacket. Ric Flair and he have had the best careers in the business, and nothing can take that away from them.

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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