• Jeff Jarrett Comments On Fans Criticizing Ric Flair’s Performance In Last Match
On July 31st, Ric Flair had his last match, where he teamed up with his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo and defeated the team of Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal.
Flair passed out twice during this match due to dehydration.
During an interview with Highspots TV, Jarrett had the following to say about fans criticizing the performance of the 73-year-old wrestling legend:
“Obviously, being in it is completely different than watching it. But I have learned this, and we’ve heard it for years and years, expectations – I think everybody in their mind had a completely different expectation going in and they do remember Ric and the glory years.
Nobody likes to remember fat Elvis, everybody likes to remember [glory days] Elvis. I totally get that. You can’t kill a memory. Dutch Mantel used to ingrain that in my brain, and I believe that.
But the expectation of what did you expect is something. Then, to get right down into it…it’s really fascinating in so many ways that the expectations of so many, both inside the business and out, were so mixed. Across the board.
Like, the simple low-hanging fruit comment of, ‘Man, Ric was really out of breath.’ Yeah, no sh*t. He’s 73 and hasn’t had a match in 11 years.
I can take a 25-year-old guy here today, plug him out, and put him in a humongous high-pressure situation and not have a match for a year, and 90 seconds in, he will not be able to spell his name. It’s just what nerves do to you.
I don’t care who you are. I was nervous, Jay Lethal was nervous, Andrade was nervous. The pressure that the three of us had on us, you think about it – it’s a huge blessing, we got to be in Ric Flair’s last match. Yeah, think about that.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (August 13, 2007) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.
This episode was broadcasted from the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE SummerSlam 2007’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Mr. Kennedy vs. The Sandman
2. Cryme Tyme vs. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
3. Snitsky vs. Robbie McAllister
4. WWE Idol
5. Cody Rhodes vs. Charlie Haas
6. Randy Orton & Carlito vs. John Cena & Umaga