Monday, March 31, 2008

Ric Flair, you will be missed

Last night was Wrestlemania 24. An excellent show overall with some stellar matches including the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, the Undertaker's victory over Edge to go 16-0, the surprisingly entertaining Floyd Mayweather-Big Show matchup, and the shocking Triple Threat match where Randy Orton thankfully retained his championship over Triple H and John Cena.

But without a doubt, the highlight of the evening was the retirement match of Ric Flair against long-time friend Shawn Michaels. It was a fantastic match. The emotion was running high and there was nigh a dry eye in the Citrus Bowl. Flair is the greatest wrestler of all-time and, over his 35+ year career, has inspired, influenced, and awed more fans and colleagues that could be thought possible. If you are or at any point were a wrestling fan, or even if you can appreciate a man absolutely mastering his field, I require you to watch the match below (UPDATE: it hath been removed) and enjoy. God bless you, Ric Flair. You will be missed.

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