Ric Flair Heaps Praise On Divisive AEW Stars

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Ric Flair has praised two sensational AEW stars.

After beginning his career in the early 1970s, Ric Flair has battled the best and beaten the best professional wrestling has to offer. While the veteran has finally retired, he still keeps an eye on the business that played such a huge role in his life.

Flair’s Wooooo! Energy drink is the official drink of AEW, and the WWE Hall of Famer made multiple appearances on Dynamite as Sting prepared for his final match earlier in 2024.

In a new interview with Joseph Acosta for SB Nation, Flair was asked to name some of his favourite modern wrestlers, and he name-checked several AEW and WWE stars. Although the star reserved special praise for the “sensational” Young Bucks, adding he loved their match with Sting & Darby Allin at Revolution where he also made a cameo.

“Well number one would be my daughter [Charlotte Flair], of course. But Randy [Orton], AJ [Styles]. I mean I like a lot of guys, like MJF. It’s hard to pick out four or five guys, but I mean we got great, great talent in both companies. You know, it’s hard to say who’s the best but I have some favorites.

The Young Bucks are just absolutely sensational. What a phenomenal match they gave Sting and Darby [Allin]. (Laughing) Darby is too much, man. Orange Cassidy is one of my favorites. I mean, all those guys are great, wonderful people,”

Ric Flair Was Absent From “Who Killed WCW?”

In May, Ric Flair lashed out after being overlooked in the making of the new documentary “Who Killed WCW?” The Nature Boy wasn’t interviewed for the film and made sure the world knew in no uncertain terms he wasn’t happy about it.

During a new interview with Chris Jericho, one of the documentary’s creators Evan Husney, said Flair’s omission was due to budgetary issues.