Ahead of what is billed as his final match, Ric Flair appeared on TMZ to promote tonight’s event in Nashville and talked about some of his recent health concerns.
Flair said he thought he had pneumonia and then he thought he had COVID and then he got plantar fasciitis on his foot which he described as “cruel”. Flair said everything is now “A-OK” and he’s ready to go for the show. Flair also stated that he never thought of postponing tonight’s show.
When asked about the emotion that went into the match, Flair said his family will be there. He doesn’t know if his daughter Charlotte will be at the ring, but she will be nearby. Flair said he doesn’t intend to just parade around the ring and he wants to give the fans a lot more than that and he wants fans to wonder on Monday how he managed what he plans to do tonight . Flair then joked that he took a lot of pressure off himself by skating in the competition.
Regarding what doctors are saying about his decision to get into the ring, Flair said: “I haven’t asked anyone since I started training. Nobody told me no. [fasciitis]“I haven’t been back to the heart doctor. I feel great.” Flair added, “At my age with a pacemaker, you should never raise your heart rate more than 50 points above your age, so I should never take it above 130. Yesterday on the bike I got it to 193 so if anything is plugged in it hasn’t backed me up yet. I’ve had it up to 203. I did 500 free squats like I used to.”
Flair continued, “I guarantee you I’ll drink every night. I’m no good if I don’t drink in the evening. I’m like Lawrence Taylor.”
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