WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is returning to the NWA for a special appearance.
After issuing the invitation earlier this month, the NWA announced this evening that The Nature Boy will be attending the upcoming NWA 73rd Anniversary pay-per-view, Wrestling At The Chase, in St. Louis.
“It was always historic. But now #NWA73 at The Chase will be LEGENDARY. [revolving light emoji] The rumors are true. He’s finally HOME. [high voltage sign emoji] @RicFlairNatrBoy is coming back to the NWA & Wrestling At The Chase!!”
The announcement included a video package of highlights from Flair’s NWA days.
There’s no word on what Flair will be doing at the NWA 73rd Anniversary show, but we will keep you updated. Flair, who was granted his WWE release a few weeks back after requesting it from WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, appeared at the AAA TripleMania pay-per-view last weekend, as noted at this link. He is expected to sign with AEW in the near future.
The NWA 73 event will take place on Sunday, August 29 from the Khorassan Ballroom at The Chase in St. Louis. Below is the updated card, along with the NWA’s announcement from this evening:
Career vs. Title Match
Trevor Murdoch vs. NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis
NWA National Title Match
James Storm vs. Chris Adonis (c)
NWA World Tag Team Titles Match
La Rebelión (Bestia 666, Mecha Wolf 450) vs. Aron Stevens and Kratos (c)
NWA World Women’s Title Match
NWA Women’s Invitational Cup Gauntlet winner vs. Kamille (c)
Brawl In The Lou
Thom Latimer vs. Crimson vs. Tim Storm
12 participants TBA
Winner becomes the new #1 contender to the NWA National Title
Mickie James vs. Kylie Rae
NWA World Television Champion Tyrus, Jordan Clearwater and The Masked Man vs. The Pope and The End (Odinson, Parrow)
Ric Flair makes a special appearance
It was always historic. But now #NWA73 at The Chase will be LEGENDARY. 🚨
— NWA (@nwa) August 19, 2021