Two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair has accomplished a lot of things over his illustrious pro wrestling career. Flair remains a controversial figure thanks to his numerous escapades over the years. Flair also made a very interesting claim recently.
Ric Flair will make his in-ring return on July 31st. The match will be held as part of the huge Starrcast wrestling convention. There is no denying just how big a name Flair remains in the pro wrestling business.
While speaking on the Two Man Power Trip, Ric Flair explained how pro wrestling companies can afford him today. The Dirtiest Player In The Game then claimed that WWE and AEW couldn’t afford him if he was 35.
“If I was 35 years old right now, they wouldn’t be able to afford me, and boy they need help with the ratings right now, both of them [laughs]. Those written interviews, you can tell a mile away whether the kids feel it or not, it’s a lot of pressure to read something that you don’t actually feel in your heart. That’s a big difference. If they are thinking about what they are handed to memorize, they put no emotion into it.
That’s just talking generically. It doesn’t sell tickets. When The Rock comes back to wrestle Roman (Reigns), that will sell tickets. When Steve Austin came back, that sold tickets. It’s a different timeframe. The talent is great, make no mistake, there are some great wrestlers. (Randy) Orton, my daughter [Charlotte Flair], Sasha Banks, AJ Styles. There’s a list of a great top ten between the two companies, but the events sell themselves now, as much as the wrestlers do. I don’t think they turn them loose enough. They want to make sure they get the right advertisers, everyone has to be happy. It’s a whole different world. I still love it, I just feel that the guys who are really great like Randy and my daughter, they are held back because they only want people to go that far.
They don’t want anybody to become The Rock, that’s going to walk off or become Steve, who can say, ‘I don’t want to do it.’ Back in the day with Hulk (Hogan), he’d say, ‘I don’t want to do it,’ he had that kind of power. I don’t know if that’s healthy, but Vince won’t let that happen again. He won’t let anyone get in a position where they can say, ‘Hey, see ya.’ I understand that, it’s business,
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