The wrestling business is all about acknowledgment these days, but Ric Flair doesn’t want to acknowledge Becky Lynch any time soon.
Ric Flair has made it clear that he really doesn’t want to acknowledge Becky Lynch and believes she wouldn’t be a good choice to induct Charlotte Flair into the WWE Hall of Fame.
It is well known among wrestling fans by this point that Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair were the best of friends when they were together in NXT in the early to mid-2010s, but then as their careers grew through the decade, their friendship fell apart while they were feuding on TV in 2018 and beyond.
In the past, it has been mentioned by Ric Flair that he didn’t like that WWE gave Becky Lynch “The Man” as a nickname and there was a legal battle over it. One of Ric’s famous catchphrases is: “To be The Man, you’ve got to beat The Man.”
On a recent episode of his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair was asked by co-host Conrad Thompson if Becky Lynch should induct Charlotte Flair into the WWE Hall of Fame some day.
“No, I don’t think that would work. I had to listen to that little bird that her ex boyfriend chirped last week. Jesus, really? Never mind, I’m not going to get into it. I don’t really think, I don’t really acknowledge him or her.”
What Ric was referring to there is a recent interview by Becky Lynch’s ex-boyfriend Jeff Dye, who said this about Becky’s friendship with Charlotte dissolving due to professional jealousy.
“I hope I’m not sharing too much here, but they would take it really personal. Like when her and Charlotte were feuding, I would listen to her be like, ‘I can’t believe Charlotte’s actually getting mad at me.’ I was like, ‘You guys do know this is a storyline, right? You guys don’t have to actually be upset with each other for this to work.’”
“Charlotte had a difficult time that Becky was starting to become the face of the female wrestling thing. I guess it wasn’t surprising. It didn’t change my perspective, but it was interesting to see how much they genuinely, when you’re struggling on the roster, it affects their personal life.”
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