Ric Flair has some valid reasons why he doesn’t go out of his way to help the current generation of wrestlers.
When it comes to the world of pro wrestling, it doesn’t get much bigger than Ric Flair. Whether talking about his legendary career in the NWA in the 1980s or being one of WCW’s biggest names, Flair has done it all. Flair even had one of the most memorable Royal Rumble wins ever in 1992 when he entered the match in the third spot and ended up leaving with the vacant WWE Title.
You might think that a 16-time World Champion with over 50 years in the pro wrestling business would be able to share some of his wisdom with current wrestlers. However, Ric Flair isn’t big on giving advice.
The two-time WWE Hall of Famer Flair joined another two-time Hall of Famer Booker T on his Hall of Fame podcast to talk about current topics in pro wrestling. During their discussion, Ric explained why he doesn’t go out of his way to give wrestler’s advice.
“I’ve learned my lesson. It doesn’t do any good. When people say to me, ‘he’s a prick, he won’t help anybody.’ Everybody I have given advice to, that has asked me, and people have been very polite and asked me 100 times, especially when I was traveling with Ashley [Charlotte Flair], the young guys.”
“They take my opinion, which I know what I’m talking about, and then they get in the car or walk up the ramp and they either look and see what the marks said about it or they talk to another guy who has a much experience as him or less, and that’s who they go with.
“God forbid I know anything. I could critique these matches they’re having right now, but it’s not worth the aggravation, number one. Number two, my daughter works there and I’m not going to say anything except positive things.”
Charlotte Flair is the daughter that Ric Flair is referring to and she has big goals of passing her father’s record (that he shares with John Cena) for title reigns. Since she’s currently at 14 title wins in WWE, she certainly might break that record some day.