Ric Flair received a lot of flack because of Dark Side of the Ring this week. He remained radio silent on Twitter about it, but enough happened that he knows something bad was said on that episode about the Plane Ride From Hell. He might not have a very good week with the next episode either.
Kanyon is the focus of next week’s episode and there is a lot to unpack with him and Flair. He believes that WWE released him because he came out as gay, although Kanyon readily admitted on Howard Stern that it was a known secret within the pro wrestling world.
He said a lot on that interview with Howard Stern, and Ric Flair was listening. He called in and spoke to Chris Kanyon live on-air while the shock jock surprised him with The Nature Boy’s call-in.
Flair took WWE’s side on the entire situation and said that Kanyon didn’t make it because he wasn’t a good character. Kanyon refuted Flair and said that you’re only as good as you’re booked. This was a great interview with Stern and we’re leaving it in a video below. Flair also called being gay a “choice.”
Kanyon later admitted that he thought about killing himself after appearing on Stern. Flair calling in really did a number on him, because it was a real shot coming from someone that he looked up to.
Dark Side of the Ring could bring up Ric Flair in a couple of ways, and this might not be the best look for him either. We have to wonder why Ric Flair hasn’t received his own episode at this point.
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