• Jeff Jarrett Begged Ric Flair Not To Fake A Heart Attack During Their Match
On July 31st, 73-year-old Ric Flair wrestled his ‘Last Match’, where he teamed up with his real-life son-in-law Andrade El Idolo and defeated the team of fellow WCW/WWF Legend ‘Double J’ Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.
On a recent episode of his weekly ‘My World’ podcast, Jarrett’s co-host and Flair’s other son-in-law Conrad Thompson revealed that him and Double J both begged The Nature Boy not to fake a heart attack during the actual match.
Here’s what Conrad 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. Do not. Please.’
The afternoon of, he goes, ‘Guys, guys, it’s my last match. I’m not saying I’m going to do it, but if they are with it and I feel I have the crowd, I’m going to do it. Jay is going to have a little sympathy and I’ll poke him in the eyes.’
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. Who are we, especially me, it’s his last match. He gets to pick.”
New Video: Ending Sequence Of Ric Flair’s Last Match:
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 30, 1993) – WWF SummerSlam 1993
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 30, 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF SummerSlam 1993’ LIVE on PPV from the The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The pay-per-view was originally supposed to be main evented by Hulk Hogan defending the WWF World Heavyweight Championship against Bret “The Hitman” Hart, but Hogan retired from Professional Wrestling to concentrate on filming the TV-series ‘Thunder in Paradise’ instead, so he dropped the belt back to Yokozuna at the previous PPV (King of the Ring 1993) and the World Wrestling Federation turned “The Narcissist” Lex Luger babyface, presenting him as an All American Superhero, in an attempt to build up the next ‘Hulk Hogan’. Needless to say that we all remember how that worked out.
Here are the PPV results:
Razor Ramon defeated Ted DiBiase
WWF Tag Team Championship: The Steiner Brothers (c) defeated The Heavenly Bodies
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Shawn Michaels (c) defeated Mr. Perfect by countout
Irwin R. Schyster defeated The 1-2-3 Kid
Bret Hart defeated Doink the Clown by DQ
Jerry Lawler defeated Bret Hart by DQ
Ludvig Borga defeated Marty Jannetty
Rest in Peace match: The Undertaker defeated Giant Gonzalez
The Smoking Gunns & Tatanka defeated Bam Bam Bigelow & The Headshrinkers
WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Lex Luger defeated Yokozuna (c) by count-out