Ric Flair – “I Don’t Even Hear People Talk About AEW”
Ric Flair says he doesn’t hear much chatter about AEW anymore since WWE seems to have got “on a roll” following the Royal Rumble.
The road to WrestleMania is always a highlight of the WWE calendar and this year, fans are salivating at the prospect of what could be on the card come time for WrestleMania 39.
Rhea Ripley and Cody Rhodes have booked their place on The Grandest Stage Of Them All by winning their respective Rumble matches, but there is another story in the company that is overshadowing everything.
At the Royal Rumble, Roman Reigns put Sami Zayn through one final test as he demanded Zayn finish off Kevin Owens with a steel chair in the aftermath of Reigns defeating Owens in the main event. Zayn instead turned the chair on Reigns leading to one of the loudest ovations ever and all hell broke loose. Reigns and Zayn will now face off at the Elimination Chamber with the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on the line.
Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair discussed his thoughts on that storyline and thinks it’s incredible:
“I loved it. What I like about it the most is it’s unpredictable. You knew something was gonna happen, but you didn’t know what. I watched that promo in Philadelphia [on Raw XXX], which was very entertaining. Sami Zayn, he’s good. That really defined him the other night, doing that. He hit [Roman] hard, so it looked good.”
“Roman’s a brick sh*t house anyway, so it didn’t hurt him. But the way he hit him as hard as he hit him, people stood up and went, ‘Holy sh*t.’ That’s what it’s all about. WWE right now is in such a hot position where everything’s clicking on such a positive note. It’s insanity. Everything is just boom, boom, boom. It’s incredible.”
Ric Flair then noted with the roll WWE is currently on, he doesn’t hear much noise about AEW just now:
“They’re not missing a beat, and I don’t even hear people talk about AEW, and I’m pretty easy to find. I watch it, but when the WWE gets themselves on a roll like this, it just seems like everything else just pales in comparison.”
“I’m not taking anything away from AEW. It’s just, when [WWE] is clicking like this, between Roman and ‘The Queen’, and the stuff with Becky and Bayley is really good, and Sami Zayn and The Usos, these kids, they’ve all been on top.”
“Rhea has been on top, but not like she is now. She’s put herself in a whole new position, and I’m sure she’s just overwhelmed with excitement, just at the opportunity to be there. It’s Los Angeles, just the word ‘LA,’ they’re right in the entertainment capital of the world, and it’s already sold out I think both nights. I can’t wait to get there to watch it.”