WWE news: Ric Flair recalls emotional chat with Vince McMahon before their famous match in 2002

McMahon and Flair wrestled in 2002

Ric Flair is perhaps the greatest professional wrestler of all-time. 

He's a WWE Hall of Famer (who's been inducted on two separate occasions) and boasts an incredible career that spanned 40 years. 

Any appearance he makes to this day is a massive draw and fans of every generation appreciate just how much he achieved in wrestling. 

But it hasn't always been plain sailing.

When Flair returned to WWE from WCW in 2001, he was very short on confidence - that's something The Nature Boy has never been afraid to admit.  

In fact, it took a famous match with Vince McMahon - and a brilliant exchange before their clash at the 2002 Royal Rumble - to help him find his edge again.

Speaking on the latest episode of Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, Flair recalled an emotional meeting he had with the boss before their Street Fight 18 years ago. 

"He wanted to wrestle me," Flair said about McMahon, per WrestlingNews

Flair and McMahon had a Street Fight at the Royal Rumble in 2002

"Think about this. I go over to Vince and I said, 'I want to talk to you.' This is me and I am lost and I’m gonna wrestle Vince and he has tears in his eyes.

"He said, 'I just want you to know this is going to be one of the coolest moments of my life to wrestle you.' How do you think I’m computing this when I can’t find myself? 

What a moment that would have been to witness. Two giants of the business letting their emotion out before tearing it up for 15 minutes in a brutal Street Fight. 

Flair went on to become a Hall of Famer

That match, for the record, ended with both men covered in blood and McMahon tapping out to Flair's figure-four leg lock. Iconic.  

News Now - Sport News