The expectations of fans going into Ric Flair’s final match were just unrealistic, according to Jeff Jarrett.
Last July, Flair competed in his first match in over a decade, teaming with Andrade El Idolo to defeat Jarrett and Jay Lethal.
The match has been met with mixed-to-negative reviews from fans, with Flair himself criticizing his performance in the bout.
On his “My World” podcast, Jarrett spoke about the expectations fans had going into the match. He said,
“The expectations going into that match were so wide and diverse. You have a 35-year-plus career of mine, and Ric is a 45, and then Jay [Lethal] and Andrade [El Idolo], no disrespect, but different ones, but the expectations going into that, some people maybe delusionally thought they were going to see Flair do the upside down flip or all of his trademark stuff.”
Jarrett added that when you consider Flair’s age (he was 73 at the time) and the fact that he was dehydrated, the 16-time World Champion “still tore the house down!”
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