RVD is a fan of marijuana, and he was an advocate for the medicine years before it really picked up with legalization efforts across the country. Now, 2023 sees us in a world where Ric Flair has his own marijuana business, and RVD is all about it. That being said, there was a time when RVD didn’t know how cool The Nature Boy really was.
Ric Flair is retired from in-ring action, but he proved at AEW Full Gear that he can still do physical spots. He did have a run in WWE where he faced RVD, and the Whole F’n Show is glad that happened.
During 1 Of A Kind With RVD, the WWE Hall of Famer opened up about Ric Flair. He is happy there is footage of them wrestling. He also admitted that there was a time when he thought that Ric Flair told WWE management about him smoking weed. Someone did rat on RVD, but now that Flair has his own weed strain, odds are that lessens the likelihood that it was the Nature Boy.
“Yea, I’m glad we got footage of RVD wrestling with Flair. I like him now too, but even when I was there, even, you know, like, I don’t know. Everyone treated him like, I really can’t, to go back into that state of mind, I feel like I’d be rehashing talking sh*t, but, you know, because I keep it real on my podcast, you know, I don’t mean any sh*t talking by this, but back then at that time when I was in the competitive mindset and had the ego that I had, I felt that a lot of the boys kissed his ass, laughed because he would wear his robe at the bar, maybe with not much underneath and I just thought, I would roll my eyes at that. It wasn’t entertaining to me.”
“He wasn’t my hero growing up. Hulk Hogan was because we only got WWF whereas people in the south, Ric Flair was there Hulk Hogan. That’s how I always thought it, and you know, just even backstage, there’s a story that I won’t get into, but let’s just say I thought he was a stooge at one point, that he stooged on me for smoking, Mr. Ric Flair that now has his own marijuana brand.”
Things have certainly changed in the world since those days. The last we heard, WWE doesn’t even fine Superstars for testing positive for THC anymore. That being said, the company still has a Wellness Policy, which has seen a suspension or two over the years, but it is a rarity nowadays.
We will have to see what happens with Ric Flair and RVD next. They are in the same cannabis business now, so a joint partnership is always on the table, pun intended.
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