WWE legend Ric Flair has addressed rumors that WWE higher-ups were unhappy with his speech at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony last week. Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, Flair expressed confusion about why some individuals were angry with his speech.
Flair was at the ceremony to induct The Great Muta into the Hall of Fame, with the Japanese star retiring from wrestling earlier this year. Flair questioned why individuals would be upset about his speech, stating that most people in attendance did not even know who Muta was.
“I don’t know what they didn’t like about it. You have to remember that 99% of the people in attendance in that building don’t even know who Muta is. Does it make sense? They haven’t performed [against him], well the wrestling people do but I’m saying the audience.”
Flair also revealed that nobody from WWE directly told him they were upset with him after his speech, and he did not know what they were unhappy about. Despite this, he admitted that not hearing from WWE was not unusual.
“What they didn’t like, I guess, as I mentioned, the fact that I’ve been there 64 times, and all the guys that beat me, because I couldn’t do anything about it. I don’t know what they’re unhappy about. So I didn’t hear it from anybody in the WWE, but that’s not unusual.”
Flair is a legend in the wrestling industry, having worked with WWE and other promotions throughout his career. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice, first in 2008 as an individual and then as a member of the Four Horsemen in 2012.
What do you think of Ric Flair’s response to the rumors about WWE being unhappy with his speech at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony? Do you think it’s unusual for WWE to not directly communicate with their talent about issues like this? Leave a comment.