Kerry Morton recently received some kind words from an all-time great.
Kerry, the son of WWE Hall of Famer, was part of the card for the Ric Flair's Last Match event. There, he teamed up with his father to represent the Rock 'n' Roll Express and face the Four Horsemen's legacy representatives, Brock Anderson and Brian Pillman Jr. Ahead of the match, Ric Flair himself gave Kerry a remarkable compliment.
In an interview with Andrew Thompson, Kerry looked back on being part of Ric Flair's Last Match and noted that the legend told him he'd probably be his top draft pick in all of wrestling right now.
"What a lineage, man, the Four Horsemen and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express. Any old-school wrestling or current modern wrestling fan that’s really into the game should know that the Four Horsemen and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express made history, and we did it once more on Ric Flair’s Last Match. I saw Ric Flair during the week, and he took his time and he came and talked to me. He said, ‘You know, Kerry, I was a big, big fan working with your dad back in the day. He told me, he said, ‘Kerry, if there was a draft in professional wrestling right now, if there was a draft pick, you would probably be my number one. Hearing ‘The Nature Boy’ say something like that is absolutely the most humbling thing in the world, the greatest professional wrestler of all time, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair to call me his number one draft pick is very, very humbling. He watches me at NWA, National Wrestling Alliance, he watches me at Major League Wrestling, and he’s watched me on the independent circuit time and time again. Really cool," Morton said.
Kerry also shared his thoughts on seeing Flair wrestle one last time and stated that it was a lot of fun.
"Just to see ‘The Nature Boy’ step in that ring one more time, baby, and woo! What a really, really fun time to see that, man. Not only did Ric Flair strut the strut and walk the walk, he did all of that and some more, baby. It was super, super great to see him out there walking out there with his robe on, and I couldn’t think of a better moment to top off the weekend than watching ‘the Nature Boy’ do it one more time," he said.
The second-generation star continues to compete in the NWA. He will challenge Homicide for the NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship at NWA 74. More information is available here.
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