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
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
Later on tonight, Ric Flair is going to be making a special appearance on Monday Night Raw. WWE brought him in for a segment, which will most likely involve his daughter, Charlotte, and Paige. The move is a rather interesting one because Flair was a bit bothered by the fact that the creative department used the death of his son, Reid Flair, to further the story line.
November 30, 2015
When asked about the controversial segment between Charlotte and Paige recently, Bret Hart was very critical of WWE. He felt that it was wrong for the creative department to bring up the late Reid Flair. Hart said that he sympathizes with Ric Flair for being subjected to something so personal. Bret also noted that management did not do a story line whenever Jerry Lawler recently lost his brother.
November 20, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about the upcoming 30 For 30 special that ESPN is doing on Ric Flair. The feature will not just focus on his career as a professional wrestler. Flair will be talking about his entire life. The historic airplane crash will be documented. Plus, the Nature Boy will be speaking candidly about the death of his son. Charlotte will also be featured on the episode.
November 5, 2015
During a podcast interview with Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff revealed that he had backstage heat with Lex Luger up until a year or two ago. He stated that the arrogant personality that Luger portrayed on camera was pretty close to what he was really like in real life. Bischoff hated working with him. He also resented Luger because of what happened with Miss Elizabeth, whom his wife was very close to.
October 9, 2015
As many of you already know, the Freebird Rule enables three performers to defend the tag team championship. It was made famous by the Fabulous Freebird and is currently being used by New Day. During a podcast interview with Ric Flair, Michael Hayes admitted that it was not his idea in the first place. He revealed that Ole Anderson was the person that was responsible for the idea.
October 8, 2015
Even though he is hated by many online, John Cena remains one of the biggest reasons why fans attend WWE events. Since he is taking some time off, management knew that they had to do something to keep fans happy. They decided to add two beloved performers to the shows that Cena is going to be missing. Kane has been added as a replacement and will more than likely wrestler. Ric Flair has also been added as a special guest general manager.
October 2, 2015