• Ric Flair Drank Every Night Ahead Of Tonight’s ‘Last Match’
With SummerSlam taking place on a Saturday this year, another major wrestling event titled ‘Ric Flair’s Last Match’ will be held in the very same city of Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday.
The event features IMPACT Wrestling (fka TNA) stars, AEW stars and independent wrestlers, but first and foremost will be main evented by WWF/NWA/WCW Legend Ric Flair competing in what is scheduled to be the final match of his long, illustrious career.
The Nature Boy wrestled in 6 (!!!) decades, the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s & 2020s, and will team up with his real-life son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to wrestle the team of fellow WWF/WCW Legend Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.
Here’s what Ric Flair told TMZ during a recent interview:
“I would never postpone it. Hey’d have to kill me for that. So many people have contributed their time and effort to make this happen. I just wanted to be at 100% of what I can be now.
I guaranteed you that I’ll be drinking every night. I don’t do good when I don’t drink.”
WATCH: Alexa Bliss Exposed With A Wedgie On Live TV:
• On This Day In Wrestling History (July 31, 2015) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2015, we lost Old School WWF Legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (Real name: Roderick Toombs) at the age of 61 due to a cardiopulmonary arrest caused by a hypertension, because of a pulmonary embolism.
After touring the territories during the 70s & early 80s and after a brutal dog collar match against Greg “The Hammer” Valentine at the first Starrcade in 1983, Roddy Piper joined the World Wrestling Federation in early 1984, where he soon became the #1 villain who feuded with the #1 babyface in the promotion, Hulk Hogan.
Together they main evented the first ever WrestleMania and put professional wrestling on the map, as we know it.
“Hot Rod” continued to wrestle for the WWF until 1992 (minus a hiatus for Hollywood in 1988), but returned several times in 1994, 1995 & 1996, before Roddy joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling at the Halloween Havoc 1996 PPV.
In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his old rival “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015