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Bret Hart Admires Ric Flair For Last Match, Says He Congratulated Flair On It

August 12, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Ric Flair Ric Flair's Last Match Image Credit: FITE TV

Bret Hart was in attendance for Ric Flair’s Last Match, and he says he admires what Flair did in his final in-ring performance. The WWE Hall of Famer spoke with Bill Apter for Sportskeeda and talked about being ringside for the July 31st event as well as the brief conversation he had with Flair right after the bout.

Flair teamed with Andrade El Idolo to beat Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett in the main event of the show in what he has said is his final bout. You can check out highlights of Hart’s comments below, per Fightful:

On talking to Flair after the match: “I just congratulated him and let him know that I appreciated what he did and what he was trying to do. There’s not too many guys that would have had the guts to go in there and do what Ric Flair did. I admire that about him.”

On Flair’s performance: “It wasn’t a Bret Hart/Ric Flair match, but it’s what happens when a 73-year-old guy wrestles. It’s not the easiest thing to do, and I think everybody realized how hard it was for him to do that. In the end, I stand and I applaud him.”