Ric Flair On Which WWE Legend Gave Him His Worst Matches, Why His Matches Against Bret Hart Suffered

Recently on The Ric Flair Show, 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair talked about having his two worst matches ever against The Ultimate Warrior, and dropping the WWE World Championship to Bret 'Hitman' Hart at an untelevised event in 1992. According to Flair, his two worst matches ever were against The Ultimate Warrior.

"I'm wrestling the Warrior in Winnipeg [Canada], right? I'm the champion. And the match, Mike, probably, the second worst match I ever had in my life. The first being when I wrestled The Warrior in Phoenix [Arizona] and he dropped me on my head. Okay? So I come back from the ring. I knew the match just was absolutely brutal. And Pat Patterson goes to me, 'that was the worst f--king match I've ever seen in my life'. And I said, 'you're telling me, motherf--ker? I was in it!'"

Flair continued, "it was absolutely terrible. I just couldn't have a match with him. It was like wrestling Jimmy Valiant. When the music stopped, the match was over."

With respect to losing the WWE World Championship to Hart in 1992, 'The Dirtiest Player In The Game' suggested that The Ultimate Warrior injured him two days before, and this may have caused him to need to drop the title.

"Well, going back to what I had said before, I was wresting The Warrior two nights before that and he dropped me on my head in Phoenix. And I got that inner ear problem where I lost balance. And I never was capable of giving Bret nearly the match he deserved that night. I literally lost my balance and I just hobbled through the match. And he actually carried me because every time I went down, my equilibrium was gone and I couldn't get back up fast enough to feed him. Do you know what I mean because I fell down and it took me awhile to get used to it."

The two-time WWE Hall Of Famer went on to say that the inner ear problem would persist for about six months and he stressed that he would have liked to have given Hart a better match.

"I did the best I could. It wasn't nearly the match that it should have been. I wish I could have given him a better match because he won the world title and he deserved to get it, so that's how it started. And I had that darn inner ear thing and it didn't go away for six months." Flair reflected, "I wish I could have given Bret a better match. We certainly had some good ones after I got well and he was champion and I was chasing him. It was fun. It did real well."

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