Quick Bit: Ric Flair’s swan song will feature a familiar face to wrestling fans. He will keep it in the family with his tag team partner.

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Over the past few months, there have been rumblings regarding Ric Flair’s last pro wrestling match. On July 31 in Nashville, “The Nature Boy” will enter the ring for the final time. At least, that’s what he says.

The venue has been decided. Jim Crockett Promotions has returned once again to promote a Flair fight. But, who will Flair face?

It turns out, via a video package thanks to TMZ, Flair will be in a tag team bout. He will pair up with Andrade El Idolo, his son-in-law, against Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.

Andrade, who works in AEW, recently got married to Ric’s daughter Charlotte, a multi-time WWE champion. Back in May, Flair escorted Andrade to the ring at a AAA show. Andrade is currently out of action with an ankle injury. As far as who his opponents are, Lethal has helped Flair when it comes to his comeback. Training with Flair, Lethal, a champion in Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling, was known for impersonating “The Nature Boy” while he was in Impact.

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Jarrett and Flair have a long history, dating back to WCW. Flair and Jarrett fought multiple times against one another for the WCW World Heavyweight Title. They also teamed together before the end of WCW. Like Lethal, Jarrett and Flair ran into one another while in Impact Wrestling. Jarrett will have a busy weekend, as he will also be the special guest referee during The Usos’ tag team title bout against The Street Profits at SummerSlam on July 30.

This will be the first time Flair will compete in a real match since he was placed in a medically induced coma in 2017. The coma was due to complications from bowel surgery.

How old is Ric Flair?

Ric Flair is 73. Born in 1949, Flair has been a part of the pro wrestling world for more than 40 years.

Why is Ric Flair called “The Nature Boy?”

Ric Flair started wrestling in 1972 after training with Verne Gagne. Joining the National Wrestling Alliance in 1974, Flair won the NWA Mid-Atlantic TV Title in 1975. That year, Flair was involved in a plane crash that almost ended his career. His back broken in three places, it was thought his career would end at 26.

Returning back to action, Flair was forced to change his moveset. He ditched his power brawler-like style and worked on his grappling, adopting “The Nature Boy” name after. Flair would refer to himself as “The Nature Boy” in 1978 when he feuded with the original “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers. Beating Rogers, the torch was passed to Flair.

A major theme of the gimmick was that of “flashiness, cockiness, and bombastic behavior.”

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When is Ric Flair’s Last Match?

Date: Sunday, July 31
Time: 6:05 p.m. ET

Ric Flair’s Last Match will air on July 31. The card will start at 6:05 p.m. ET, a homage to the days of old start times for Jim Crockett Promotions. Starrcast V, a wrestling convention, will help promote the match.

How to watch Ric Flair’s Last Match

FITE.tv

Ric Flair’s Last Match will be produced by Thuzio, a Triller Company, and will be streaming on FITE.tv.

Ric Flair’s Last Match PPV price. How much does the card cost?

You can purchase the event for $34.99.

How much do tickets for Ric Flair’s final match cost?

Per TicketSmarter, tickets start at $62 for Ric Flair’s Final match.

Tickets then range from $72, $115, $127, $134, $153, and $169.

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Where is Ric Flair’s Last Match

The event will take place inside Nashville Municipal Auditorium at the Nashville Fairgrounds. The auditorium can hold up to 9,700.

Ric Flair’s Last Match fight card

Ric Flair and Andrade El Idolo vs. Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal
Josh Alexander (c) vs. against Jacob Fatu for the Impact World Title
Jordynne Grace (c) vs Deonna Purrazzo vs. Rachael Ellering for the Impact Knockouts World Title
Ricky and Kerry Morton (w/ Robert Gibson) vs. Brian Pillman Jr. and Brock Anderson (w/ Arn Anderson)
Rey Fenix vs. Laredo Kid vs. Taurus vs. Bandido
The Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards) vs. Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin)
Killer Kross (w/Scarlett Bordeaux) vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Clark Connors vs. Ren Narita

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