5 worst retirement matches in WWE history
Not all retirements are glorious affairs.
Professional wrestling is a funny business. Yes, it's all scripted but you find some of the most passionate fans anywhere in the world investing their time, money, and emotions into what is on offer week in and week out without fail. One of the key reasons for that is just how attached fans get to their favourite professional wrestlers.
After all, these men and women put their bodies on the line for years on end with little to no breaks in order to entertain the masses. That's why when the time finally comes for them to hang up their boots, it's such a celebrated affair.
Who can forget the amazing retirement matches that Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, and The Undertaker have all had? But, that's not always the case, though. There have been instances of some pretty terrible retirement matches.
So, without any further ado, here is our list of the 5 worst retirement matches in WWE history:
Note: We have included all matches with a retirement stipulation regardless of the outcome of the match.
#5) Ric Flair's run of retirement matches
When Vince McMahon made the announcement that Ric Flair would be forced to retire the next time he lost, people really got behind The Nature Boy. After all, no one wanted to see the end of a legendary career.
We all know how that ended with Flair's career being put to rest in a superb Wrestlemania encounter against Shawn Michaels. But, prior to that, the 16-time World Champion had a number of matches against mid-card talent where everyone knew he was going to win.
These bouts held very little in the way of drama or excitement because the outcome was obvious to all who were watching.