Billy Corgan: In My Company, Ric Flair Can Say Whatever He Wants

Ric Flair made an appearance at NWA 73 on Sunday, holding court in the center of the ring to tell stories and thank people who have helped him through his personal and professional life.

Flair wasn't sure what he was going to say, but NWA President Billy Corgan ensured that he could say whatever he wanted.

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"No," Corgan said on Busted Open Radio when asked if he knew if Flair would talk so much about the WWE, "but you know what, Ric said, 'What do you want me to say?' I said, 'Ric, you're Ric Flair, you can say whatever you want.' He went, 'Really?' I said, 'Yeah, talk about whatever you want. I trust you.' He said, 'I want to speak from my heart. I've been thinking about what I want to say and it teared me up, thinking about it.' I said, 'Do your thing.' That's it. That's what we're about. Ric Flair has earned the right to step through those ropes and say whatever the damn hell he wants. I asked Ric, 'Did you wrestle here?' He said, 'Many times. (I wrestled) Harley, Dusty, Blackjack.' He rattled off twenty names and I was like 'oh my God.' Of course he can step in the ring and say whatever he wants. You don't think he's earned that? I do. I don't care what anyone else thinks with their company. In my company, Ric Flair can say whatever the damn hell he wants."

Flair recently spoke to Renee Paquette about the freedom he has outside of WWE since he got his release at the beginning of August. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

If you missed anything from NWA 73, check out Fightful's full report on the show by clicking here.

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