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Matt Hardy Shares His Favorite Ric Flair Story From WWE Run

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WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has a reputation as a party animal in wrestling and the Nature Boy was able to bring that attitude out of Shawn Michaels in 2007.

On a recent edition of his “The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy” podcast, Matt Hardy was asked for his favorite story from the Nature Boy and had one in mind. He said,

“Shawn Michaels and John Cena were in the UK, and they’d had like a 45, 50-minute match. We were back at the bar. And this was when Shawn had cleaned his life up, right? He’s sober, not being old school HBK that you hear all these horror stories about, and I remember Ric said, ‘Woo! You’re still the man! Drinks are on me tonight, HBK.’ And Shawn was like, ‘Ric, I can’t do that,’ and he’s like, ‘Just because you have [one] drink doesn’t mean you’re a bad Christian.’

“And eventually Ric talked him into having a drink, and it ended up being another and a couple, and then before you knew it, Ric was laughing because he knew he got Shawn back in his old mode.”

The match between Michaels and Cena would take place in April 2007 and see the pair wrestle for one hour before Michaels beat the then-WWE Champion.

Cena would defeat Michaels at the following Backlash pay-per-view event in a WWE Championship fatal four-way match that included Edge and Randy Orton.

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