Ric Flair is still “The Man” and he just wants to continue pursuing his goals and living his best life.
After an appearance at AAA TripleMania alongside Andrade during a match with Kenny Omega, Ric Flair trended for 72 hours. Now, he is reflecting on still being such a revered public figure and says that he looks to what Triple H used to tell him as inspiration for this next phase in his life.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Flair openly stated that he knows WWE would not have allowed him to get as physical as he did during AAA Triplemania but that doesn't mean that he has any negative feelings towards the McMahon family or WWE.
“I have the greatest fondest memories from my time with WWE,” Flair says. “Vince [McMahon] has helped me become the man I am. It’s not just Vince, it’s also Hunter [Paul “Triple H” Levesque] and Stephanie [McMahon]. I have so many friends there. They’ve been so good to me. But it was time. I simply wanted to be able to do more. They have a vision for their company, which they should have. They were respectful enough for me to have a vision for my future, too.
“Look at what I did this past weekend with Andrade and Kenny Omega. They never could have let me do that, which I understand. I keep thinking back to all the times Hunter said to me, ‘Ric, remember who you are.’ So I’m going out to pursue the things I want.“
Later in the week, Ric Flair would trend for a different reason as he was mistaken for an individual who was having some fun on a train in a viral photo but he cleared up that mistake by letting the world know that Ric Flair doesn't ride trains. Learn more at this link.