WWE icon Ric Flair revealed that Michael Hayes adviced The Nature Boy to have a drink to relax his nerves ahead of his retirement match with Shawn Michaels.
Flair's last match in WWE came back in 2008 at WrestleMania 24, when he dealt with Shawn Michaels. The legend bowed out to a standing ovation from the crowd, after an outstanding match with The Heartbreak Kid.
While speaking on his To Be The Man show, The Nature Boy disclosed that his self-confidence was shot ahead of his final match. Flair mentioned that he wasn't drinking in the days leading up to the match, but Hayes informed him to drop the Diet Coke as he was always intoxicated before his matches in the past.
" You know my self-esteem, once you lose it - I mean I had days where it was fantastic, but you can just imagine wrestling Shawn Michaels in front of 70000 people, what that resembled for me. I mean, I simply couldn't sleep in the evening," stated Flair.
" I keep in mind, I wasn't drinking during the weekend it was a lot enjoyable that we're in Orlando, naturally, and Michael Hayes looked at me and stated, 'What's wrong with you, you silly boy of a bi * ch. You've been intoxicated before every match you've ever had your whole life,' which is real, 'What are you doing strolling around drinking a Diet Coke?' I said, 'You're right.' I got hammered [before the night of the show], I never drank during the day of the show unless I remained in Puerto Rico because I hesitated to get to the venue and and getting killed [chuckles]".
Flair stated that he was "uptight and worried" ahead of WrestleMania 24 because of the magnitude of the match, along with the presence of his family.
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