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WWE Ric Flair Last Match: Everything you need to know

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Professional wrestling icon Ric Flair has been entertaining fans for years, right up to his ’Last Match’ in WWE.

His illustrious career spanned five decades, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest performers in the sport’s history. 

One of the biggest questions that wrestling fans have is when was his last match? In this article, we will explore Ric Flair’s final match in WWE and look at some of his other notable accomplishments throughout his WWE career.

The Last Match for Ric Flair in WWE

Flair’s last match as an active competitor in WWE came at WrestleMania 24 in 2008 when he took on Shawn Michaels in a highly anticipated showdown.

It was an emotional affair for all involved, as fans around the world tuned in to witness this remarkable display of sports entertainment history come to fruition. 

The bout won multiple awards, including Match Of The Year from Pro Wrestling Illustrated, further cementing Flair’s place as one of the greats and showcasing just how special his ‘final’ match truly was.

Did Ric Flair win his Last Match?

Sadly there was no Fairytale ending (see what we did there?), as Michaels prevailed after just over 20 minutes of box-office wrestling gold.

Early Wrestling Career

Born Richard Morgan Fliehr on February 25, 1949, the Nature Boy became a pro wrestler at the age of 16.

Rise to Superstar Status

WWE legend Ric Flair was the ultimate wrestling superstar. As mentioned, his incredible career spanned over five decades, and he achieved a level of fame and adoration matched by only a handful of other performers. 

He reached larger-than-life status and is considered one of the greatest ever to step inside a squared circle, and the greatest reason for that Superstar status is arguably his work in the late 80s and early 90s with Jim Crockett Promotions and WWF.

Ric Flair Retirement

Despite Flair having an emotional send-off from the squared circle, he would inevitably make his return to the ring for TNA, performing for the company in-ring from 2010 to 2011 in matches against the likes of Sting, AJ Styles, Jay Lethal, Mick Foley and Hulk Hogan.

Many fans like to mark his final match in WWE as his last and ‘retirement’ match, despite the Nature Boy making multiple returns since 2008.

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