Back in October, we reported that Ric Flair had been cleared to get physical at Crown Jewel. For those who watched the show, you’ll know that didn’t happen with just as many fans disappointed as those relieved.
It turns out that the reason it didn’t happen was because Vince McMahon wouldn’t allow it. Flair would tell Wrestling Inc:
“I got cleared medically to do something in Saudi, and then Vince nixed it. If I would have fed Roman in that huge comeback he made, or tapped Hogan, that would have been the coup de gras. You just wanna give them everything they paid for and sometimes if you’re not physically involved, you feel like you’re not giving everything you had if you’re not physical.”
Given the circumstances, it was surprising Flair was medically cleared anyway, and given Vince’s decision, it is likely Flair has probably taken his last bump, which might be for the best.