"Ric Flair's Last Match" is now available on IMPACT! Plus.  (Photo Credit: Jim Crockett Promotions)
“Ric Flair’s Last Match” is now available on IMPACT! Plus. (Photo Credit: Jim Crockett Promotions)

On January 2, 2023, IMPACT! Wrestling’s streaming service – IMPACT! Plus – added the pay-per-view Ric Flair’s Last MatchRic Flair’s Last Match was a pay-per-view extravaganza that aired on July 31, 2022 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.  It was promoted by the revived Jim Crockett Promotions and aired on FITE and In Demand.  It was this event that 2-time WWE Hall of Famer: “Nature Boy” Ric Flair would wrestle his very last professional wrestling match.

According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, Ric Flair’s Last Match had a buy rate of between 20,000 and 25,000 via streaming pay-per-views and nearly 4,200 more through linear pay-per-views.  Over 6,800 fans attended Ric Flair’s Last Match for a $448,502 gate.  Meltzer stated “It’s [Ric Flair’s Last Match] the second-largest behind 2018’s All In which did 10,541 paid and $458,525.”

Meltzer added, “Aside from All In, WCW, WWE and AEW, that gate number was never hit previously in pro wrestling history in the U.S.  As far as an indie show doing 6,800 fans paid in the U.S. aside from All Out, there was a 2013 show at the Los Angeles Sports Arena that drew 7,000 with El Hijo del Santo & L.A. Park & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs. Cien Caras Jr. & Blue Demon Jr. & Dr. Wagner Jr., but the gate would have been nowhere close to that one.  Jacques Rougeau Jr. had bigger crowds when he promoted his retirement show as well as his own promotion at the Bell Center in Montreal many years back.”

Jim Crockett Promotions promoted "Ric Flair's Last Match".  (Photo Credit: Jim Crockett Promotions)
Jim Crockett Promotions promoted “Ric Flair’s Last Match”. (Photo Credit: Jim Crockett Promotions)

The Ric Flair’s Last Match pay-per-view event was part of the Starrcast V convention and was the first event promoted by Jim Crockett Promotions since 1988.  It was the first event to feature wrestlers from all major wrestling promotions in America since the 3rd Annual Brian Pillman Memorial Show in 2000.  The following promotions had wrestlers competing at Ric Flair’s Last Match: All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Black Label Pro (BLP), DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT), Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW), Game Changer Wrestling (GCW), IMPACT! Wrestling, Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA), Major League Wrestling (MLW), National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), Progress Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Revolver (PWR), Ring of Honor (ROH), Terminus: Modern Age Grappling and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

A pre-show aired on FITE and on the website’s official YouTube channel at 6:05 P.M. EDT as a tribute to the traditional 6:05 P.M. time-slot for World Championship Wrestling which aired on Saturdays at 6:05 P.M.

IMPACT! Plus does not have the JCP Ric Flair’s Last Match Pre-Show available but you can watch it on YouTube by clicking here.

Here are the matches that took place:

  • Ric Flair’s Last Match – “Nature Boy” Ric Flair & Andrade El Idolo V/S Jeff Jarrett (with: Karen Jarrett) & Jay Lethal
  • Four Corners Match To Determine #1 Contender For Progress World Championship – Jonathan Gresham V/S Nick Wayne V/S Alan Angels V/S Konosuke Takeshita
  • Bunkhouse Battle Royal – Participants: 1 Called Manders, Big Damo, Blake Christian, Bully Ray, “Cowboy” James Storm, Crimson, Effy, Gringo Loco, Joey Janela, Jordan Oliver, Kal Herro, Komander, Mance Warner, Matthew Justice, Rickey Shane Page, Sinn Bodhi, Wolfie D, 
  • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Kerry & Ricky Morton) [with: Robert Gibson] V/S The Four Horsemen (Brian Pillman Jr. & Brock Anderson) [with: “Double A” Arn Anderson]
  • IMPACT! Wrestling Dream Tag Team Match – The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) V/S The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & “Superstar” Chris Sabin)
  • AAA Four Corners Match – Rey Fenix V/S Taurus V/S Laredo Kid V/S Bandido
  • IMPACT World Championship Match – “Walking Weapon” Josh Alexander (IMPACT World Champion) V/S Jacob Fatu
  • Triple-Threat Match For The IMPACT Knockouts Championship – “The Juggernaut” Jordynne Grace (IMPACT Knockouts Champion) V/S Rachael Ellering V/S “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • Killer Kross (with: Scarlett Bordeaux) V/S Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • Clark Connors V/S Ren Narita
  • The Von Erichs (Marshall & Ross Von Erich) V/S The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)

If you want to know the results of Ric Flair’s Last Match, continue to scroll down.










Here are the results from Ric Flair’s Last Match:

  • Ren Narita pinned Yuya Uemura in 5:30 on the Ric Flair’s Last Match Pre-Show.
  • Mance Warner won the Bunkhouse Battle Royal when he eliminated Bully Ray in 11:10 on the Ric Flair’s Last Match Pre-Show.  Order of elimination: Kal Herro, Big Damo, Crimson, Gringo Loco, Komander, Wolfie D, Sinn Bodhi, Effy, Matthew Justice, 1 Called Manders, Jordan Oliver, Rickey Shane Page, Blake Christian, Joey Janela, James Storm, and Bully Ray.
  • The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & “Superstar” Chris Sabin) defeated The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards).
  • Killer Kross [with: Scarlett Bordeaux] pinned Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • Jonathan Gresham defeated Alan Angels, Konosuke Takeshita and Nick Wayne in a Four Corners Match to become the #1 Contender for the Progress World Championship.
  • The Four Horsemen (Brian Pillman Jr. & Brock Anderson) [with: “Double A” Arn Anderson] defeated The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Kerry & Ricky Morton) [with: Robert Gibson].
  • Rey Fenix defeated Bandido, Laredo Kid and Taurus in an AAA Four Corners Match.
  • IMPACT World Champion: “Walking Weapon” Josh Alexander battled Jacob Fatu to a No Contest.
  • The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) defeated The Von Erichs (Marshall & Ross Von Erich)
  • IMPACT Knockouts World Champion: Jordynne Grace defeated Deonna Purrazzo and Rachael Ellering by submission in a Triple-Threat Match to retain the IMPACT Knockouts Championship.
  • “Nature Boy” Ric Flair & Andrade El Idolo defeated Jeff Jarrett [with: Karen Jarrett] & Jay Lethal.

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