Mike Tyson will be a special guest for Starrcast V in Nashville
Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight boxing champion, will be a special guest at the Starrcast V pro wrestling fan convention next month in Nashville, where he will take part in The Roast of Ric Flair. The roast is set for July 29, two days before Flair enters the ring with FTR to fight The Rock N’ Roll Express and an unnamed opponent in what is being described as his farewell match. The revelation was initially reported by TMZ, which stated that the two are real-life friends as well as business partners in the cannabis market. Diamond Dallas Page and Eric Bischoff have already been confirmed for the occasion, and Hulk Hogan has also been invited, according to Flair.
“For the 30% of people who are worried about me getting in the ring and wrestling again, first of all, I assure you that I’ve been in the ring a lot more than I’ve shown on social media,” Flair said during a recent episode of his To Be The Man Podcast, addressing fan concerns about his health heading into the match. “I’m in better shape now than I was, a better shape now because I train with Rob, John Cena’s personal trainer than I’ve ever been in my life in terms of cardio. I’ve never been a cosmetic wonder boy, so I am going to wear a shirt but I can assure you that in two and a half months, I will put on a clinic of what real wrestling should be about.”
“If you don’t see how much money I make from Cameo, that alone I can live on for the rest of my life. I just made a commercial for Nu Image Rejuvenation Clinic, another commercial for Car Shield. My life is good, I don’t need the money but I do like the glory. I’m never going to walk away from it. If I have a chance to get myself over, I’m going to do it. It’s what I’ve been doing my whole life. It’s not about the money, guys. I am going to make a lot of money because everything Conrad touches make money,” Flair continued. “This is about me doing what I’ve done my whole life. I watch wrestling every day because I love it and I respect the guys in it.”
Following a match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV, Flair announced his retirement. However, he came out of retirement soon after for a series of international matches with Hulk Hogan, and then fought in Impact Wrestling until 2011.