Ric Flair says he consulted 40 doctors about return to the ring

BY ZACK HEYDORN, PWTORCH ASSISTANT EDITOR

Ric Flair discusses returning to the ring
Ric Flair (art credit Joel Teach © PWTorch)

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Ric Flair claims to have consulted 40 doctors regarding his return to in-ring competition.

Flair was interviewed by TMZ Sports and spoke in detail about the process of returning and what motivates him to do it at his age.

“I don’t have any aches or pains,” Flair said of his physical well-being. “I know I’ve had the health issues, but I asked 40 different doctors, and I decided I’m only gonna listen to one. Not necessarily the one that was gonna give me the right answer, but that I felt the most comfortable with.

“I couldn’t stand the last couple of matches I had, Flair said. “Couldn’t stand the last year I had. I needed someone to motivate me. And, what motivates me is doing something I like to do, and that’s wrestle.

Earlier this week, Flair announced that he would return to the ring during Starrcast in Nashville over Summerslam weekend. He’ll wrestled on July 31, but his opponents have not been revealed at this time. Reports indicate Flair will be involved in a multi-man match.

Ric Flair shared videos of him training with Jay Lethal, which sparked rumors of a return. Flair’s last official match was against Sting in 2011. He is a multiple time WWE Hall of Famer and a 16-time world champion.


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1 Comment on Ric Flair says he consulted 40 doctors about return to the ring

  1. I think it’s very interesting that he didn’t say they approved of him working despite his age and severe health problems. The fact that he had to talk to over 40 doctors before finding a quack that would give him the OK is very telling. And I am very shocked that Conrad Thompson is actively promoting this and actually attacking anyone who thinks it is a bad idea. And of course they made sure to have it in Tennessee, a state with no athletic commission (since they could deny him a license to compete). Flair is embarrassing himself and I refuse to watch him put himself and others in danger.

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