‘Why Is He Doing This?’: Ric Flair Faked a Heart Attack by Going Against His Son-in-Law in His Last Match

Published 08/12/2022, 4:30 PM EDT

Ric Flair just had his last pro wrestling match in Nashville at the Starrcast V event a few days ago. Not only fans, several WWE legends also came to see what does ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair had in store for his last match. And Flair did not disappoint. Apart from showing his pro wrestling skills, he also surprised everyone by having a fake heart attack during the match.

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Even though this moment grabbed the headlines, his son-in-law Conrad Thompson and his opponent Jeff Jarrett did not want Ric Flair to fake a heart attack. During an episode of My World with Jeff Jarrett, Thompson opened up on this behind-the-scenes story.

Conrad Thompson said, “The only thing you and I pushed back on, and we pushed back the first time we heard it and the second time, and the third time. ‘Do not fake the heart deal.'”

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He then revealed how Flair reacted after all of them told The Nature Boy to not fake a heart attack during the match. As revealed by Conrad Thompson, Flair told them if he felt he had the crowd with him, he will do it then.

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Thompson then further added, “When it didn’t happen in the ring, at first I thought, ‘We made it, he’s not going to do it.’ He did it on the floor. I didn’t look at you, but I know somewhere, you were looking at me like, ‘Why is he doing this?’ I saw great feedback from that, people dug it.” (H/T: Ringside News)

Ric Flair got into a brawl with a WWE Hall of Famer just days after his last pro wrestling match

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After having his last pro wrestling match in Nashville, Ric Flair served as the manager of AEW superstar Andrade El Idolo in Puerto Rico. The AEW superstar, who is also Ric Flair’s son-in-law, took on former WWE star Carlito in a match at World Wrestling Council’s 49th Anniversary show in Puerto Rico.

The Nature Boy tried to interfere in the match to assist Andrade El Idolo. Eddie Colon, who was also present at ringside, tried to stop Flair. But he ended up getting a poke in the eye from Ric Flair.

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Soon after that, WWE Hall of Famer Carlos Colon made his entry and got into a physical brawl with The Nature Boy. Ric Flair made the first move. He tried to punch Carlos Colon. But Colon blocked it and hit Flair with two punches and a headbutt, causing Flair to retreat.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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