The world of professional wrestling has changed a lot in the past decade. While previously, wrestlers relied on television time and good booking to get over with the fans it isn’t the case anymore. Social media has changed the wrestling landscape for better or worse. Wrestlers use social media platforms to engage with their fans, grow their fanbase, and even make money.

While many wrestlers will be grateful they have various powerful platforms to help them make money, Ric Flair isn’t so appreciative of social media. Speaking on a recent episode of Booker T’s Hall of Fame podcast, Ric Flair talked about the younger generation of wrestlers making more money with social media than with their talent.

“There are more kids right now making money because of their social media than their talent. It’s absolute insanity. I mean, social media can make or break anybody, and they got kids now making millions of dollars that couldn’t even walk in the goddamn ring with me and Book. I swear to God, they couldn’t wrestle 30 minutes if they had too, much less, you know, do it every day. Does that make sense? Not every other day, every day,” Flair said.

During the same podcast episode, Ric Flair also spoke about the younger talent not wanting advice from veterans like him.

“Well, I’ve learned my lesson. It doesn’t do any good. I mean, people say to me, ‘He’s a prick. He won’t help anybody.’ Everybody I’ve given advice to, and people have been very polite to ask me 100 times, especially when I was traveling with Ashley a lot, the young guys. They take my opinion, which I fu**ing pretty much know what I’m talking about, and then they get in the car, or they walk up the ramp, and they either look and see what the marks said about it, or they talk to another guy who’s got as much experience as him or less, and that’s what they go with. God forbid, I know anything. I could critique these matches, but it’s not worth the aggravation, number one. Number two, my daughter works there. I’m not gonna say anything except positive things.”

While Flair may have some valid points regarding wrestlers not being able to wrestle 30-minute matches daily, it’s hard to argue that without social media, it would be incredibly hard to get over and generate buzz for themselves. Stay tuned to Ringside News for similar stories.

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Sunil Joseph

Passionate pro wrestling fan. Sunil has been writing WWE content writing for over the last five years. Sunil still gets excited when he gets to tell people that he gets paid to watch pro wrestling.

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