Fans certainly remember WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair delivering a scathing ‘unscripted’ promo on Carlito in the RAW backstage area in 2007.
It seems there is more to this story than initially thought. The Nature Boy recently spoke to TalkSPORT, where Flair revealed he was having issues with his self-confidence during his final run in WWE.
It seems that before Flair cut his famous promo on Carlito, Vince McMahon had given him a verbal thrashing merely ten minutes before the promo.
What happened was, I just got my a** chewed up by Vince McMahon, literally ten minutes before that. Vince chewed my a** out and told me I needed to lead by example, not worry about what I was doing, that if he was worried he would take care of me.
But he had just worn my a** out. I walked back to the locker room and Bruce Prichard was there and he said, ‘We need you to do this promo’.
I said, ‘No problem!’ That’s the truth, there was no script. And I gave him everything Vince gave me and more!
The aforementioned segment featured Flair berating Carlito, calling him a lazy guy who lacked passion for pro wrestling in the rant. Flair then left the area, leaving Carlito completely disheveled and confused.