Well, pro wrestling fans, it looks like “The Nature Boy” wants to lace up the boots for one more match if Ric Flair has his way.
Flair, who is a 16-time world heavyweight champion, recently appeared on SiriusXM’s “Busted Open Radio” to talk about some ideas he had in mind.
He just happened to be involved in a storyline with World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Lacey Evans that also included Flair’s real-life daughter and WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair. The storyline had to be stopped due to Evans becoming pregnant in real life.
Health Issues Keep Ric Flair Out Of WWE Ring Right Now
The biggest reason Flair, who turned 72 on Feb. 25, is not getting in the ring right now in WWE is because of his health issues. That’s something that does not sit well with him.
“I did have some ideas,” Flair said about the Evans’ storyline according to PopCulture. “My problem was, they won’t let me get in the ring because it’s so hard to get me cleared because of my health issues, even though I have been cleared by my doctors.
“I just don’t think they’re prepared to let me get in the ring in case something happened,” Flair said. “I could have 40 releases, but, it would be that, why the hell are you doing that? Why the hell are you letting him do that?”
Now Flair retired from professional wrestling in 2012, and the last time he saw any in-ring activity was when Randy Orton kicked him in the head in 2020.
Flair Makes Name For Himself In NWA, WCW, WWE
Flair has a four-plus-decade history in the world of professional wrestling. He made a name for himself in the National Wrestling Alliance, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Federation/WWE promotions.
An ESPN “30 For 30” special looked at Flair’s life both in and out of the wrestling ring. It showed how much of an influence Flair’s style had on sports athletes, musicians, and everyday people. It also brought to light a lot of Flair’s misadventures in life, including the health scare that almost killed him.
Back in 2008, Flair lost a “retirement match” to Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 24. But it seems “retirement” is far from Flair’s mind right now.
Flair and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon do have a long-standing friendship, one that Flair does not take lightly.
In this 2020 interview, Flair openly talks about McMahon offering financial help to him. He also talks about how Stephanie McMahon Levesque, a WWE executive and daughter of Vince McMahon, and McMahon would check in on him during his health scare. It’s an eye-opening, honest, raw few minutes where Flair doesn’t go into character but speaks as Richard Fliehr, human being.