WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has revealed that he passed out twice during his bout at the Ric Flair’s Last Match event.
On July 31, Flair & Andrade El Idolo defeated Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal in tag team action. Flair recently noted that he was happy with the bout, opening up about performing in front of his friends and family for the last time.
Speaking on the To Be The Man podcast (via AdFreeShows.com), Flair noted that due to him wanting to hit a certain weight, he walked into the bout dehydrated.
Noting that things went completely black for him twice during the contest, Flair said:
“I don’t think people realized I passed out twice. What happened was, my regimentation for training was so strict. I wanted my perfect weight to be like 220 going in. So the last day and a half, aside from all the work that we had planned for me to do, I didn’t hydrate because I had it in my mind that I had to weigh 219.
“So anyway, I went to the ring at about 217 pounds. What happened during the match is I just became dehydrated. While I was standing on the apron, I looked at Jay which started the whole wheel in motion. I said, ‘Man, I think I’m getting sick’, because I was getting lightheaded.
“Nothing to do with my heart. Nothing to do with my intestines. I was getting lightheaded. I’m sure a lot of it was nerves as well. So I think Jay said, ‘We got to move this along’, and that isn’t what I meant, but to the point where Manny (Andrade) came over and said, ‘Your turn, sir. Your turn, sir. Your turn, sir.’
“So I got in, but I didn’t know we were in the match because I had missed about clearly like 10 seconds of it. So then when I went outside, I think everybody just jumped the gun a little bit.
“The idea was he gave me the tag and I crawled. But I got all that, and the people got all that. I thought they were really with it. I crawl over, cover, one, save. Then at that point, along came the guitar. You know, bingo. When I was down, I passed out again.
“I just passed out, and Manny is going ‘Sir, you have to wake up.’ I had the brass knuckles. ‘Sir, you have to wake up.’ Okay, so then I woke up and I knew where we were and we’re home. But I swear to God, twice during the match, I went completely black.”
Flair recently made an appearance at the August 6 WWC show, getting physical with Carlos Colon. You can read more about this interaction right here.
Transcription via WrestlingNews.co.
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