Ric Flair's confirmed opponent for his final match is The Rock 'n' Roll Express.
The Nature Boy sparked rumors of a potential return to the ring when he posted a training video with Jay Lethal in May. Since then, it has been confirmed that the 73-year-old will indeed return to the ring for one last match.
During an appearance on "Excuse Me: The Vickie Guerrero Show," the Hall of Famer stated that a formal announcement for the match will be made on May 23.
He then confirmed that he will be competing in a six-man tag team match against The Rock ’n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) alongside ROH and AAA World Tag Team Champions FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler). Flair also added that another mystery name is in the works for the match.
"That would be Monday [when the match is formally announced] A tag match," said Flair. "There are four people that I know are in it for sure: FTR and Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, and myself but the last person is working it out right now. Brand new robe, new tights, everything, one more time. Everything, yup." [H/T POST Wrestling]
Flair's last match took place in September 2011 during a TNA taping, where he competed against fellow WWE Hall of Famer Sting.
Ric Flair's return to the ring has generated concerns about his health
Amidst the return rumors, former WCW personality Chris Cruise posted a message concerning the legend. In the post, he staed that he is worried since the former WWE Superstar has underlying health issues.
"Ric Flair should not be allowed to wrestle... He can't be stopped from doing so in states that don't have athletic commissions and licensing protocols, but insurance companies can step in and refuse to issue a bond to a promotion that books him... Simply put, Ric Flair returning to the ring is not wise. No how, no way. He's 73, in poor health, an alcoholic, and has a pacemaker installed," wrote Cruise.
Beyond the doubts and varying reactions, the match has seemingly been finalized. For now, fans are eagerly waiting for the former world champion's final match.