Ric Flair's "last match" is being moved to a bigger venue.
It was announced via Sports Illustrated today that "Jim Crockett Promotions Presents: Ric Flair's Last Match" will now be held at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. The show is taking place on Sunday, July 31 and will air live on Fite TV.
With the event originally set to be held at the Nashville Fairgrounds, tickets sold out in under 24 hours after going on sale last month. Tickets that have already been purchased will be honored in the same location at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
Additional tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday at noon Eastern time.
"The Nashville Municipal Auditorium’s 9,000-seat capacity nearly triples the Fairgrounds," Sports Illustrated wrote. "Interest to see the 73-year-old Flair wrestle another match necessitated the change in venue, which is remarkable considering Flair’s opponent—or opponents if this is a tag, which is expected—has yet to be announced."
This will be the first time Flair has wrestled since 2011.
Original plans called for Flair to team with FTR against Ricky Steamboat & The Rock 'n' Roll Express in a six-man tag team match at July's event, but Steamboat said that he declined an offer to participate in the match.
The Nashville Municipal Auditorium was the host of the final match in Flair and Steamboat's famed 1989 trilogy.
"Jim Crockett Promotions Presents: Ric Flair's Last Match" is taking place in conjunction with Starrcast V in Nashville. There will be an undercard for the show, but those matches also have yet to be announced.