WWE Legend Rick Flair is set to return to the ring this summer before officially retiring from wrestling at the age of 73.
The Nature Boy has not wrestled since his 2011 showdown with fellow wrestler Sting on TNA Impact.
But the WWE icon will be taking to the ring one last time on July 31st.
A heated Flair told ESPN, “I’m going to walk that aisle one last time to prove once and for all that you have to beat the man to be the man.”
Flair’s farewell game takes place in an independent show at the Nashville Fairgrounds.
An opponent for Flair’s final foray into the ring has yet to be determined, as has the nature of the match-up.
Flair’s legendary career began in 1972 with the now-defunct American Wrestling Association.
But the Tennessee titan is perhaps best known for his respective stints in WCW and WWE.
Flair’s third stint with WWE ended last summer when he asked Vince McMahon to grant him his release.
During a recent appearance on Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast, he recalled, “What happened was I had a lot of outstanding opportunities.
“By the time I signed my contract, I had a lot of things to do.
“A few deals kept coming up until I asked them – I think I probably exhausted them.” [by] ask – not to initiate me, but to let me do them.
“And then, of course, the answer was, ‘You could maybe do it.’ I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to say to you today and how I’m going to deal with it.
“I just decided that I finally wanted to do what I’ve been doing for three years, make a living not being on a wrestling payroll. That was all.
“There was no animosity whatsoever. It was just business. I wanted to try something and they just had a different vision.”
“[WWE wanted me] basically just to get paid. A lot of money. There was nothing wrong with that.”
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