WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has revealed he offered Becky Lynch an apology and admits that he’s not The Man anymore.
The issues between Becky Lynch and Ric Flair stretch back years now with Flair taking issue with WWE’s trademark assertions that Lynch was indeed ‘The Man.’ Things seemed to be exacerbated when Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair had their very public issues toward the end of 2021.
Ric Flair also recently discussed his interaction – or lack thereof – with Lynch’s husband Seth Rollins, with Rollins said to have walked right by The Nature Boy, ignoring him. While Flair has also dished out, saying that he didn’t “acknowledge” Lynch early in January 2023.
Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast – courtesy of AdFreeShows – there may be a sign that things have thawed as Ric Flair explained that he apologised to Becky Lynch when he saw her at the 30th anniversary of Raw:
“I apologised to Becky Lynch. I walked up to her and said, ‘May I speak with you for a minute?’ I just said I’m sorry this ever got to where it is’ I went over and shook Seth Rollins’ hands and I said, ‘I’m gonna apologize to your wife.’ I’ve just decided that it all came with the documentary.”
“Sometimes you get so wrapped up in things that you just forget and you get so wrapped up in things that you just forget, and you say it so many times for so many years. But ‘The Man’ trademark, the whole thing was decided by someone besides she and I. It’s not that as much as the money that was involved in it, which the company reaps the better part of it anyway.”
“Then I saw her with her child, and I thought, ‘God, this will be Ashley someday, and Megan now with Morgan.’ It’s not worth it.”
Ric Flair continued by saying he’s not The Man anymore and talks about how lucky he feels to have been at Raw 30 to introduce his daughter:
“I am not ‘The Man’ anymore. ‘The Man’ is whoever the people think is. Basically, we’ve turned it over to social media to decide who ‘The Man’ is. Does that make sense? It could be Tom Brady, who’s still playing. It could be Aaron Rodgers in football. It could be LeBron, who I still think is the man in basketball. I will be in some people’s mind ‘The Man’ forever, but you gotta remember, I’m sitting there with ‘Taker and Shawn, and I’m 20 years older than those guys.”
“I’m there on Raw, lucky enough to celebrate that moment and that time with these guys that grew up on me. Then I introduced my daughter and called her what she is, the greatest women’s champion in the history of WWE, and in my estimation, the best worker in the company. But that’s just how I feel personally.”
Charlotte Flair has recently explained what was behind her extended absence from the WWE ring during the second half of 2022.