Edge and Undertaker are backstage at SummerSlam, PWInsider.com reports. Ric Flair is not backstage. WWE Hall Of Famer The ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair has been regarded as one of the greatest pro wrestlers to have ever laced up a pair of boots in the world of professional wrestling. He is also a man full of controversies and has had trouble with a lot of pro wrestlers and pro wrestling personalities. One of them includes WWE legend, Teddy Long. Bret Hart also previously called out Ric Flair for ‘flat out lie.’
One of the previous episodes of Vice’s Dark Side Of The Ring last year series focused on the infamous Plane Ride From Hell incident and it immediately brought the heat on Ric Flair, Tommy Dreamer, and others. Things have calmed down since then but it seems Ric Flair is still never afraid of speaking his mind.
Ric Flair recently announced he will have his final in-ring match on July 31 at the Nashville Fairgrounds where he will team up with Andrade El Idolo, who is now his son-in-law and square off against Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett.
During ‘The Roast of Ric Flair’ on Friday, several pro wrestlers made an appearance and brutally roasted Flair ahead of his final match. The Rock also appeared and sent an emotional message to Flair.
“Even at eight years old, I’ll never forget, you’re always so kind to me. You were so kind to me. So good to me. You made me feel like a million bucks when I was just a little punk kid. Then when I got a little older, I met you at the NWA convention again in Las Vegas. When I was 12 years old. I went up to shake your hand. ‘Excuse me Mr. Flair I’m…’ and before I could introduce myself you went – ‘Dewey!’
You gave me a big hug then. You treated me special. You made me feel so special. I’ll never forget that. Then years later, of course I had the honor of sharing the ring with you. Working with you at the same time. Then of course, years later, my dad passes away. You were one of the first ones to say ‘I will see you down in Florida for his funeral.’
Aside from your incredible accomplishments that have been so business shifting, creating new paradigms. That drip, that Ric Flair ‘woooo’, that drip aside, besides all that, that you brought to the game. The best thing about you in my opinion, is the human being that you are. Thank you for being such a good, kind human being to me, and my family.”
— Cyrus Fees 👊 🎤🌎 (@cyrustheshow) July 30, 2022