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Wrestling legend Ric Flair fears he could die in ring

Toronto Sun logo Toronto Sun 2022-06-27 Brad Hunter
American wrestler Ric Flair attends a press conference where July 31 is declared Ric Flair Day in Music City at Nashville Fairgrounds on June 23, 2022 in Nashville.  © Provided by Toronto Sun American wrestler Ric Flair attends a press conference where July 31 is declared Ric Flair Day in Music City at Nashville Fairgrounds on June 23, 2022 in Nashville.

Wrestling legend Ric Flair fears that he could die in the ring as he prepares for his historic finale.

Flair told reporters in Nashville while promoting his “Last Match” event he has concerns about his well-publicized previous health battles rearing their ugly head.

Chief among them is the pacemaker planted in the 73-year-old Nature Boy’s chest. Oh, and there’s the inner ear problems and the blood thinners he takes.

So, he plans to skip the blood thinners on the day of the match. And as for the pacemaker, he says if it becomes unplugged he’ll simply “plug it back in.”

“Now that I know I can do it,” Flair said, “I’ll be flying around in front of 7,000 people, probably not at warp speed.”

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Flair has been training for months for the bout against one-time TNA star Jay Lethal.

The wrestling icon told TMZ Sports recently that his doctors had given him the green light for his final event.

And in a nod to the past, Flair will be skipping the WWE and battling under Jim Crockett Promotions, where he initially rose to fame.

The match is slated for July 31 and will be streamed on FITE.

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