The Nature Boy “Ric Rolled” After Announcing Final Match Opponents!

In a bizarre turn of events, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair has announced his final opponents with a video package to hype his retirement match, get the details below!

The Nature Boy “Ric Rolled” After Announcing Final Match Opponents!
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Ric Flair is a Wrestling Icon with a long and storied career inside the squared circle which spans back to the territory days where he rose to fame prominently within the ranks of the National Wrestling Alliance. Flair continued his legacy in World Championship Wrestling before moving to World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment after the buyout of WCW by Vince McMahon. Flair got a jolt to his career in his time with WWE forming Evolution with Triple H and taking guys like Randy Orton and Batista under his wing.

As the years went on, Flair ultimately faced Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 24 where he took a loss to the Heartbreak Kid and in doing so was forced to retire as enforced by the match stipulation. The wrestling world was left without the Nature Boy… or so we thought as Flair ended up in TNA in what everyone can admit was a career tarnishing run with the company. Since then Flair re-appeared in WWE alongside his daughter Charlotte in a managerial role but in recent times his ties to the company have been broken and there was a lot of bitterness from the 16 Time World Heavyweight Champion towards his former employer and even towards his friend Triple H.

Recently, Ric Flair announced that he was officially ending his career and had one last match left in him. We saw him training with Jay Lethal, he has shown off his impressive physique for a 73 year old man and the card was announced for his send off, which includes some great matches with talent such as FTR, Impact World Champions Josh Alexander, former MLW World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu, The Briscoes, The Von Erichs, Bully Ray, Jordynne Grace, Deonna Purrazzo and Killer Kross to name a few. With the under card set, everyone waited with baited breath to see who would be Flair’s final opponent. Rumours ran rampant as everyone had their theories, a lot of them pointed towards Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat being Flair’s last opponent as both men have a storied history together.

Then the day arrives and the match is announced, Ric Flair will be teaming with new Son-In-Law, Andrade El Idolo to take on Jay Lethal and “Double J” Jeff Jarrett, on July 31st….. and the wrestling world cocked their collective heads to the side and with a bewildered look on their faces replied with a unison “huh?” in unimpressed fashion. However, Ric Flair, a man who is known to push boundaries and himself passed what many to conceive as what his limitations should be, has done the most Pro-Wrestling Thing Ever to add hype to his Official Retirement Match.

On Flair’s Twitter, in dramatic fashion a video package was posted to hype the event, which saw the Nature Boy attacked by his opponent Jay Lethal in a parking lot leaving him brutally beaten and bleeding on the ground. Jeff Jarrett who initially came to Flair’s aid turned on him after Flair insulted the “King of the Mountains” legacy. Jay Lethal was even heard yelling “He deserves this, every second of it" as Flair was laid out and bleeding on the ground, helpless. Fans are torn in their thoughts and opinions over the bizarre clip, which ended with Jay Lethal screaming "I f***ing loved you" at a beaten and bloodied Flair.


Fans from the world over responded to the bizarre clip. Some were in support of the clip with comments such as; 

"This is SO wrestling."

 

"Ric, you still got it."

 

"This is ART."

 
But other fans were not impressed or convinced.

 "This is unintentionally hilarious."


The four men announced for the historic match will continue their rivalry as they head into the July 31st bout, which will air live on FITE TV. Recently Ric Flair was interviewed by ESPN where he said the following.

 "I'm going to walk that aisle one last time to prove once and for all that to be the Man, you've got to beat the Man."


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