I guess Ric Flair really is retiring from WWE in real life. On last night’s RAW the WWE did a special farewell tribute to him. Flair is really retiring, the storyline with “McMahon forcing Flair to retire with this career threatening matches” is just an angle to head to Wrestlemania for his final match.
Every single wrestler on the RAW brand celebrated Flair’s 36 year career in the wrestling business. Flair even reunited with the original 4 Horsemen members on last night’s RAW, he reunited with other former wrestlers he wrestled in the past like Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Harley Race, Greg the Hammer Valentine, etc. were all on RAW last night.
On RAW last night, every superstar got out of character and got out of storylines to pay respects to Ric Flair. Even the Undertaker and Vince McMahon went out to pay respects as RAW got off the air. Even Randy Orton the Champ who seems to have a hatred for Flair on TV was out there paying respects to him with a smile on his face and Orton was known as a “legend Killer”.
The thing is with the WWE all these performers support and love each other like family even though they pretend to be enemies on TV. It’s just a show, and entertainment, everyone knows that.
Notice that I never post wrestling news from the “smart” fans sites, you know, sites like 1wrestling, wrestlingobserver, pwinsider, etc. I don’t pay attention to those wrestling news sites ’cause most of them are rumours and fake news anyway. I find it sad how all these so called “smart” fans in the wrestling forums actually believe these news are true. You know stuff like backstage politics, wrestlers not getting along well in real life, etc. Those wrestling sites don’t know shit what goes on backstage. I only post wrestling news if it lands all over national media, something that’s more true and official.
Anyhow, back to Ric Flair, he’s been a favorite of mine my entire life. I witnessed him win the WWE Champ at the Royal Rumble 1992 at the arena formerly known the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany. Yes I was there live in person and I was a young kid back then. I will never forgot that moment.
But with Ric Flair retiring, I don’t see him retiring for good. Maybe he’s just quitting wrestling in the ring. I’m sure he’ll make occasional appearances. Flair will be back, they always come back. They did the same thing with Mick Foley during his so called “retirement”.
I see Ric Flair being moved to the Smackdown brand ’cause they still have his profile on the Smackdown superstars page.
The only thing I’m dissapointed in is that the WWE never let Flair become the 17 time Champion before retirement during his WWE run.
Thank you Ric!