Austin informs that the Ric Flair 30 for 30 documentary brought back so many great memories for him because he grew up watching and wanting to be Ric Flair. In the early part of his career he even modelled his character off of Flair, but he admits that he couldn’t come close to what Flair accomplished with that type of character. He says that Flair is his favourite professional wrestler, and he considers Flair to be the greatest of all time.
He considers Flair’s career to be amazing because of the length of his in-ring career as well as the things he was able accomplish throughout the years. He was a travelling World Champion who’d work 60-minute broadways night after night before transitioning into the later part of his career in WCW and WWE, where he’d go on to entertain another generation of fans.
Austin says it was great to see Hulk Hogan give Flair so much praise during the film because those two men were presented as bitter enemies and fierce rivals throughout the entirety of their careers. They shared the prime of their careers but they really weren’t ever enemies, and it was wonderful to hear how much respect Hogan has for Flair.