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
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
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
If you're one of the millions of fans that are hoping to see Sting back in the ring for WWE soon, you may need to exhale. On the Ric Flair podcast interview show, the former world heavyweight champion confirmed that he was indeed injured during his title match against Seth Rollins. He also revealed that his doctors are recommending that he gets surgery to repair the neck soon.
December 9, 2015
During his latest podcast interview, Ric Flair might have accidentally ruined things for his daughter at Wrestlemania. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that WWE has Charlotte penciled in to hold the Divas Championship all the way until the big pay per view. Flair also added that her opponent was either going to be Bayley or Sasha Banks, both of whom should be receiving pushes soon.
December 9, 2015
Some sad news to report. Nick Bockwinkel has passed away. The former world heavyweight champion died at the age of 80. Not a lot of details have been released in regards to his death. Bockwinkel is vastly underrated. At one point in time, he was to the AWA what Ric Flair was to the NWA and Hulk Hogan was to WWE. Additional details on his death should be available later in the week.
November 15, 2015
Here is an interesting tidbit on Ric Flair. Despite being one of the best of all time and knowing so much about the industry, the former world heavyweight champion has really only trained one person to become a full time wrestler. That special distinction belongs to Stan Lane, who found his greatest fame during the 1980s as one half of the legendary Midnight Express tag team with Bobby Eaton.
September 11, 2015
When asked which of the current wrestlers that he wished he would have had a chance to work with, Ric Flair was quick to mention Dolph Ziggler. The former world heavyweight champion noted that the two of them have been in a match together before, Flair stated that it does not really count because Ziggler was still pretty new in the game. Flair feels that he and Ziggler could put on a classic.
August 15, 2015
While much of the internet wrestling community is against the idea of it eventually happening, Ric Flair himself actually has no qualms about John Cena potentially breaking his record for the most amount of world heavyweight championship title reigns. In fact, Flair said that he is rooting for it because he is a big fan of Cena and feels that he deserves the honor more than anyone else.
August 15, 2015
While many are under the assumption that Ric Flair is guaranteed of the job, sources have now revealed that Bret Hart is actually going to be meeting with Vince McMahon this week to discuss the possibility of the former world heavyweight champion coming back to WWE as a replacement judge on Tough Enough. A deal could be announced very soon.
July 25, 2015