The Nature Boy went to war with Foley in 2006 (Picture: WWE)
A barbed wire baseball bat from Ric Flair and Mick Foley’s brutal WWE SummerSlam match has sold for almost $20,000.
The weapon – which was used by the Nature Boy to hit the Hardcore Legend in the face during their brutal clash at the huge event in 2006 – was on sale at Goldin Auctions with seven bids being made.
As reported by TMZ Sports, the sale finally came in at $19,680 after bidding started at $3,500.
Flair used the bat – an Alex Rodriguez model Louisville Slugger C271 wrapped in barbed wire – in the match as he forced his on-screen rival to say ‘I quit’.
WWE are behind the sale, and they’ve included a letter of authenticity with the lot.
Foley himself has responded to the news, writing on Facebook: ‘Just heard that the barbed wire bat Ric Flair used on me at SummerSlam 2006 went for $20K at auction. Nice!’
Meanwhile, Flair is currently in a great place after leaving WWE to explore other ventures, which includes appearing at NWA 73 over the weekend.
The Hall of Famer was back on a National Wrestling Alliance event – the legendary promotion’s 73rd anniversary show – for the first time in decades as he addressed the crowd.
He also offered congratulations to Trevor Murdoch after the main event which saw the grappler win the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Title and thus ending the four-year reign of Nick Aldis.
Seeing Flair back at The Chase was a great moment for fans, and NWA boss Billy Corgan was delighted to pull off such a coup.
Speaking before the show, the Smashing Pumpkins star hailed the Nature Boy as the biggest legend in wrestling and revealed his excitement at having him involved.
He also teased the possibility of Flair doing more with NWA in the future, as he exclusively told Metro.co.uk: ‘I think that’s one of those situations where you just see where it goes.
‘Ric Flair, I don’t know if there’s a bigger legend in wrestling, right? You could say Vince McMahon but Vince McMahon, although he has wrestled, he’s an owner and a personality first and a professional wrestler second, and I think he would agree with that.
‘Ric is the most decorated story and probably most mainstream thing, to this date, in professional wrestling which is pretty incredible considering how long he’s been in the business.’