Ric Flair speaks on TNA, WrestleMania 24
He is widely known for his length tenures with the NWA, WCW and WWE throughout his career. He is a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion, and two-time entrant into the WWE Hall of Fame. He remained an active full-time competitor with the WWE until March 30 2008 at WrestleMania XXIV. After being on a Career Threatening Stipulation if he lost a match, at 59 years old lost to “HBK” Shawn Michaels. But the retirement stipulation didn’t last forever for Flair. He made his return to the ring 18 months later against Hulk Hogan. A few months later in 2010, he made his in-ring debut for TNA. However, in a recent edition of The Ric Flair Show. Flair has spoken out on his decision to wrestle for TNA…
“Yes, I do regret wrestling again after WrestleMania 24. There are a couple of things I regret. Number one was ever going to work for TNA. That’s my own fault. It was just a lot of money to wrestle 65 days a year, right? 65 days and make a lot of money. Do you know what I mean? Not WWE money, but pretty good money to do nothing. And I made a lot of friends. I like Kurt Angle very much and I like James Storm and Bobby Roode. I liked AJ Styles. Everybody treated me great. I mean, I don’t have any bad things to say about TNA or the people there at all. After being in the WWE, it’s pretty hard to work any place else because you’re always comparing them no matter how hard you try not to.”
Whilst the matches he had throughout his time in TNA where limited, unfortunately they do not stand out as Ric Flair classics. His matches with Jay Lethal, Mick Foley and others have left a lot to be desired. To date, Flair’s last in-ring performance was on the September 12 2011 edition of TNA Impact. His match was against his long-time nemesis Sting. Unfortunately, it leaves a lot to be desired on memories of their classics. There is quite the possibility that things would have being different in peoples memories had his time in TNA had not of happened.
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