“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair has been in the news lately as he prepares to wrestle his presumably final match tomorrow. Flair has battled through hardships and found great triumphs throughout his career. What many fans of pro wrestling can agree on is that Flair is one of the most recognizable names in the industry. Now, he’s apparently will have an entire day dedicated to him.
The city of Nashville will honor the sixteen-time world champion on July 31st. Mayor John Cooper will declare that day ‘Ric Flair Day’ in conjunction with it being the last time Flair will wrestle. The mayor also will announce that the property at 500 Wedgewood Ave. will be known as the ‘Nashville FLAIRgrounds’ for the weekend of July 29-31.
July 31st will see Ric Flair wrestle under the legendary banner of Jim Crockett Promotions. Due to high ticket demand, the event was recently moved from the Fairgrounds to Nashville Municipal Auditorium. A news conference will be held tomorrow, which will give more details on ‘Ric Flair Day,’ and it will feature the likes of Conrad Thompson, David Crockett, and WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett.
Flair has wrestled for multiple promotions throughout his six-decade career. His last official match was against Sting during an episode of Impact Wrestling. With so much fanfare, Flair hopefully will try to give it his best on July 31st.
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