Ric Flair is by far one of the greatest wrestlers to ever grace the squared circle. Flair is a Multi-time champion in many companies and has made his presence known in many countries around the world. After asking for his release from the WWE this year it is now looking like we will never see Flair in any type of business relationship with the company.
on his most recent episode of the Woooo Nation UNCENSORED, Flair talked about why he will never go back to work for WWE, specifically blaming Nick Khan as the culprit trying to erase his legacy. Flair went on to explain that he is under the impression that Nick Khan is the one that made the decision to remove him from WWE’s signature intro and also said that, while he is open to going to work for Tony Khan in AEW, there have been no discussions as of yet.
“No, there are no discussions [with AEW] at all. I mean, I told Vince McMahon, and my word is pretty much my bond, unless they do something really stupid to me that I would never ever go to work for the competition. Now, they’ve done some really stupid stuff. So that door is open. But I’m certainly not — I haven’t. I have not talked to Tony, I haven’t heard a word from them. I watch all the shows, appreciate the athletes, and the people that are involved in it. But I am not actively in discussion with anybody. But I will never — yes, I would go to work for Tony. God, I will never go back to WWE.”
“If you take me off of the opening of the show and take the ‘WOOO!,’ which I own, thank God. They’ll never get it back, replace me with The Ultimate Warrior, a guy that sued the company, held them up for money. I guess the next thing they’re gonna do with me, is make a DVD saying and have so many people saying how bad I was like they did with The Warrior and then they brought him back and put him in the Hall of Fame. That ain’t gonna work for me. One and done. I text Vince, ‘No worries. But you know, you’re not going to do it, you’re not going to bring me back.’ Not they want me by any means. But I couldn’t ever work for Nick Khan in my entire life. Vince McMahon, I could work for, but Nick Khan, who’s the guy that orchestrated taking me off the show. I’ve got my facts together, orchestrated taking the ‘WOOO!’ off, never in a million years. Well, the big difference between Tony Khan and — Tony respects me. As does Vince. Nick Khan has none. I talk to Vince now. I got no problems with Vince. He just knows I won’t come back.”
Ric Flair then went so far as to say that if he were to die tomorrow, he would only want Tony Khan and AEW to celebrate his legacy.
“Absolutely never [will he go back to work for WWE.] I’m 72, I could be dead tomorrow. The last thing I want is for them to make a package on me ever. I’ll leave all of that to Tony Khan
Ric Flair also says the company tried to get them to sign over his intellectual property to them while he was on life support several years ago.
“Let me just tell you something else that should not shock the world. When I saw that they took me off the opening and all that for whatever reason, you know, Who knows? I call it a lack of respect. Some people, some people said to me, ‘Ric, how do you feel about that? I said, ‘Well after they asked me to sign my intellectual property to them while I was on life support, nothing that company does surprises me.’”
Despite everything that has happened, Ric Flair does not blame Vince McMahon for any of it. Saying that WWE is such a massive operation that there is no possible way he can know everything that goes on.
“He is the boss, but you have to look at it — WWE is not just a wrestling company. They’re Disney. I mean, they do everything. They make movies. I mean, he’s got so much to oversee. Because he’s so hands-on, he still can’t be totally — he still can’t totally watch over everything.”
we will have to wait and see if Flair will ever make his way to AEW as earlier this year post his release it was believed that Flair would possibly show up in the company, that was until the Dark Side Of The Ring Episode “Plane Ride From Hell” that drew much controversy to the Hall Of Famer after he was accused of sexual assault.
Below is the full episode of the Wooo Nation Uncensored.
Thanks to Fightful for the transcripts.
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