When the official announcement was initially made, many were under the belief that WWE would have Ric Flair inducting Sting into their hall of fame at Wrestlemania 32 weekend. It made a lot of sense on several levels. For starters, the two of them had one of the greatest rivalries in the history of professional wrestling. Flair helped put Sting on the map. The move also makes sense because Flair is a great talker and is still popular with fans.
March 4, 2016
While doing a podcast interview, Jay Lethal revealed that plans were changed when he was working a feud against Ric Flair in TNA. Initially, the creative department had the Nature Boy winning the match. However, Flair didn't feel that was the right thing to do, so he can convinced the front office to let him put over Lethal. Management finally caved in and allowed the new finish to take place. Lethal defeated Flair with the Figure Four Leg Lock.
February 18, 2016
The mainstream media has once again made mention of WWE, and this time it is because of Kanye West. The rapper was throwing a huge launch party for his new clothing line and wanted famous faces to be there. Among those that he invited were Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. Kanye also stated that he wanted every awesome wrestler to be invited. Neither Hogan nor Flair attended the party, but David Otunga showed up with Jennifer Hudson.
February 12, 2016
In a very interesting move, ROH has decided to give Matt Jackson a chance at their world heavyweight championship on Saturday night at a live event in Duluth, Georgia. Jackson will be challenge Jay Lethal for the title that night. Matt normally works tag team matches with his brother, but Ring of Honor management wants to see how well he can do as a singles competitor, much like what the NWA did with Ricky Morton and Ric Flair.
January 20, 2016
While doing an interview with the Miami Herald, Ric Flair talked a little bit about the Whooooo! Nation podcast interview show that he hosts weekly. He stated that the industry can be rather lucrative for the performers if done right. Flair, however, noted that his handicap in the game is that he cannot criticize WWE as much as he wants to because both he and Charlotte are under contract to the company.
January 14, 2016
Now that WWE has announced that Sting will be inducted into the hall of fame at Wrestlemania this year, the speculation will now begin as to who will get to induct the former world heavyweight champion. Right now, Ric Flair is the hot candidate, as the two of them have a genuine and shared respect for one another. Plus, Flair is one of the best talkers in the business, so it would make for an entertaining segment and heartwarming moment.
January 11, 2016
Some people just enjoy taking risks. Jeff Hardy revealed to Ric Flair during his weekly podcast interview show that he was going to attempt to wrestle a match in January. He has been out of action since May because of a leg injury he suffered while doing stunts on a dirt bike. Hardy is taking a great risk here because doctors have already informed him that he needs another surgery to repair the damage.
December 21, 2015
A longstanding rumor was confirmed by Ric Flair during his latest podcast interview show. He reiterated that he refused to drop the WCW World Heavyweight Championship to Lex Luger, who had chased Flair and the belt for a very long time. The reason why the Nature Boy refused to do that was because he had promised the title to Sting. This caused a major conflict with promoter Jim Herd and caused Flair to leave for WWE.
December 11, 2015
While doing a podcast interview with Ric Flair, Sting revealed that he used to have backstage heat with Lex Luger when the two of them first met. The reason for that was because they felt that the NWA was pitting them against one another. Luger and Sting were around the same age, and they were both gunning for the top spot in the promotion. They eventually bonded over bodybuilding.
December 11, 2015