Last night saw Jim Crockett Promotions present ‘Ric Flair’s Last Match’, with the two-time WWE Hall of Famer teaming with his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to defeat Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.
Many fans unsurprisingly were concerned for the health of the 73 year old heading into the bout, a concern that only grew as the match went on due to the performance from a bloodied Flair, although according to a new report from PWInsider, Flair is reportedly feeling “great” after his final in-ring outing.
“PWInsider.com is told that Ric Flair was checked out by two doctors backstage in Nashville after his PPV bout and we are told he is “great”, according to someone who spoke with him after the show. The doctors were waiting for him the second he returned to the locker room area. He was obviously spent after the bout but after resting and being checked out, he was saying he was starving and wanted to go eat.”-PWInsider
The match undoubtably had fans of the Nature Boy worried throughout, particularly throughout the closing stretch, however thankfully Flair is seemingly fine, with PWInsider noting that he headed out into Nashville for the rest of the evening, making good on his promise to Kid Rock during his emotional post-match promo.
The report then goes on to reveal some of the notable names confirmed to have been backstage at last night’s event that were not seen on screen, including Michael Hayes, Northeast Wrestling promoter Mike Lombardi, Shane Helms, Mojo Rawley, Jimmy Valiant, Mickie James, Dennos Condrey, The Nasty Boys, Rikishi, Miro, CJ/Lana, Magnum TA, and Rey and Dominik Mysterio.
It was also noted that Tim Malcom of the 90 Day Fiancé reality TV franchise was around all week for the Flair events. The report states that Malcom is massive wrestling fan having grown up in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his love for the business often being mentioned during the show.
Despite a mixed reception online, PWInsider revealed that the early word is that the show did great on digital PPV buys, with it further being noted that the live crowd in attendance were far more lively that it came across during the live broadcast.