Ric Flair believes there is one WWE Hall of Famer who shouldn’t have been included alongside the likes of himself, Bret Hart and The Undertaker.
Being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame is seen as a great honour and it includes many of the great and the good of wrestling history, including those who have had a strained relationship with the company in the past. There have also been inductions which caused controversy among fans as they feel more deserving names have been left out.
One of the most polarising names in WWE Hall of Fame is the Ultimate Warrior. Despite being one of WWE’s biggest stars in the early 1990s, he often found himself falling out with the company. He left under a cloud in both 1992 and 1996 and remained at odds with the company until his induction in 2014.
Outside of the ring, Warrior has also drawn criticism for comments he made regarding his views on homosexuality.
On the latest edition of his ‘To Be The Man’ podcast, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair spoke about why he believes Warrior shouldn’t have been inducted.
“I mean, here’s the deal, you hold up the company, then you sue them – which he [The Ultimate Warrior] did, and then you end up in the Hall of Fame… There’s a lot of people in the Hall of Fame that are there for – I can’t figure out any rhyme or reason why they would be other than political stuff is gone awry politically and they’re always wanting to heal damaged situations, which I admire them for.”
“But, it certainly doesn’t mean that someone needs to be in the Hall of Fame. To me that should be based on skill, ability and what you’ve done in the business.”
Ric Flair was first inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008 and then again as a member of the Four Horsemen in 2012.
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