Ric Flair says he would never work for Nick Khan.
Last week on Twitter, Ric Flair said that WWE was doing their best to erase his legacy and that he would explain it in more detail on his podcast, Woooo Nation UNCENSORED, this week. Ric Flair held true to his promise and is now talking about why he will never go back to work for WWE, specifically blaming Nick Khan as the culprit trying to erase his legacy.
Flair explains that he is under the impression that Nick Khan is the one that made the decision to remove him from WWE’s signature intro and also said that, while he is open to going to work for Tony Khan in AEW, there have been no discussions as of yet.
“No, there are no discussions [with AEW] at all. I mean, I told Vince McMahon, and my word is pretty much my bond, unless they do something really stupid to me that I would never ever go to work for the competition. Now, they've done some really stupid stuff. So that door is open. But I'm certainly not — I haven't. I have not talked to Tony, I haven't heard a word from them. I watch all the shows, appreciate the athletes, and the people that are involved in it. But I am not actively in discussion with anybody. But I will never — yes, I would go to work for Tony. God, I will never go back to WWE.”
Ric Flair continued, “If you take me off of the opening of the show and take the ‘WOOO!,’ which I own, thank God. They'll never get it back, replace me with The Ultimate Warrior, a guy that sued the company, held them up for money. I guess the next thing they're gonna do with me, is make a DVD saying and have so many people saying how bad I was like they did with The Warrior and then they brought him back and put him in the Hall of Fame. That ain't gonna work for me. One and done. I text Vince, ‘No worries. But you know, you're not going to do it, you're not going to bring me back.’ Not they want me by any means. But I couldn't ever work for Nick Khan in my entire life. Vince McMahon, I could work for, but Nick Khan, who's the guy that orchestrated taking me off the show. I've got my facts together, orchestrated taking the ‘WOOO!’ off, never in a million years. Well, the big difference between Tony Khan and — Tony respects me. As does Vince. Nick Khan has none. I talk to Vince now. I got no problems with Vince. He just knows I won't come back.”
Ric Flair went so far as to say that if he were to die tomorrow, he would only want Tony Khan and AEW to celebrate his legacy.
“Absolutely never [will he go back to work for WWE.] I'm 72, I could be dead tomorrow. The last thing I want is for them to make a package on me ever. I'll leave all of that to Tony Khan.”
Ric Flair also says the company tried to get them to sign over his intellectual property to them while he was on life support several years ago.
“Let me just tell you something else that should not shock the world. When I saw that they took me off the opening and all that for whatever reason, you know, Who knows? I call it a lack of respect. Some people, some people said to me, ‘Ric, how do you feel about that? I said, ‘Well, after they asked me to sign my intellectual property to them while I was on life support, nothing that company does surprises me.’”
Despite all of this, Ric Flair does not blame Vince McMahon for any of it. Saying that WWE is such a massive operation that there is no possible way he can know everything that goes on.
“He is the boss, but you have to look at it — WWE is not just a wrestling company. They're Disney. I mean, they do everything. They make movies. I mean, he's got so much to oversee. Because he's so hands-on, he still can't be totally — he still can't totally watch over everything.”
Ric Flair's daughter, Charlotte, is still one of the top Superstars in WWE and the majority of Ric Flair's archived content can be found on the WWE Network on Peacock.
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