• “This is not about the money” – Ric Flair On His Upcoming Match
“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair is coming out of retirement on July 31st to wrestle his final match.
While there are fans who are excited to see Flair do his thing, some fans are worried about the 73-year-old Flair wrestling again.
Here’s what the 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer said about his upcoming match on ‘To Be The Man’ podcast:
“I just want to address a few things that I think people need to hear about.
I would say it’s 70% positive. But for the 30% of people that are worried about me getting in a ring and wrestling again, first of all, I assure you that I’ve been in the ring a lot more than I’ve shown on social media.
I have to get quicker. I have to get faster. I’m in better shape now because I train with Rob, John Cena’s personal trainer, than I’ve ever been in my life in terms of cardio.
I’ve never been a cosmetic wonderboy so I am going to wear a shirt, but I can assure you that in two and a half months, I will put on a clinic of what real wrestling should be about.
I’m never going to be able to do a moonsault. God bless those that can. For the other people that don’t follow social media to understand, you don’t see how much money I make from Cameo. That alone I can live on for the rest of my life.
I just made a commercial for Carshield. My life is good. I don’t need the money, but baby, I do like the glory. I’m never going to walk away from it. If I have a chance to get myself over, I’m going to do it.
That’s what I’ve been doing my whole life. You don’t understand. If I can crash in that airplane with a pilot killed and two guys are paralyzed and get back on another plane and fly six months later, you could do anything.
So I almost died 4 years ago. I got a pacemaker. I almost died of a blood clot. I had 4 heart operations in seven weeks. I’m good to go.
I will decide on when I want to go. So this is not about the money. This is about me doing what I’ve done my whole life. I watch wrestling every day because I love it, and I respect the guys in it.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 21, 1988) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped in Duluth, Minnesota and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
1. WWF World Heavyweight Title: Randy Savage vs. Virgil
2. Greg Valentine vs. Jim Evans
3. Bret Hart vs. Steve Lombardi
4. Don Muraco vs. Billy Anderson
5. Rick Rude vs. Scott Casey
6. Demolition vs. Buck Zumhofe & Warren Bianchi
7. Koko B. Ware vs. Terry Gibbs