Ric Flair gives a simple reason as to why he went to TNA after his retirement match at WrestleMania 24.
Flair joined TNA back in 2010 and stayed there for more than a year before eventually coming back to WWE. In an interview with Steve Austin on a recent episode of “Broken Skull Sessions,” Flair said he went to TNA because he needed the money and had fun working there, despite working with Eric Bischoff.
“I needed the money and I had fun. Easy, I got there at 3 o’clock and I was back at the hotel and the bar by seven. Kurt [Angle] was there, Sting was there, Hulk Hogan was there. I hated working with Bischoff, it was a sham. I needed the money and that’s all there was,” Flair said.
Although Flair needed the money, he said he apologized to Vince McMahon for even going to TNA.
“I apologized to Vince profusely for even doing it, but I needed the money and I had a good time with the guys. I didn’t have to do anything, and I liked Bruce Prichard too,” Flair said.
Flair returned to WWE in 2012 and was inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame a second time that year and has made appearances for the company since then.
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