Ric Flair has given a damning verdict on the drink incident involving MJF at Revolution, and explained one of the way he “didn’t hurt anyone” with how he got heat.
During his AEW World Championship defense against Bryan Danielson at Revolution, MJF threw a drink at a young fan which seemed to draw the ire of the child and their mother. It was later reported that the drink was tequila and had gone in the child’s eyes, and they were taken backstage by Amanda Huber to make up for the incident. Tony Khan later commented that he’d had a “serious conversion” with ‘The Salt Of The Earth’ over the incident.
Now ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair has weighed in on the issue. Whilst known as ‘The Dirtiest Player In The Game’, he has made it clear that it’s not the sort action he would have stooped to.
In a discussion on his To Be The Man podcast, Naitch classed the incident as cheap heat, and explained something he would have done in the past to try and get a reaction without causing harm to anyone.
Yeah. It’s cheap heat. You want to do something to get heat and get the people excited, that won’t hurt anybody, you cut yourself so deep that when you swing your hair, you throw blood all over them. That’s what I did all the time when I had long hair. Then they’d feel like they’re part of the action. They’re going, ‘Shit, this ain’t paint. This is blood’ [laughs]. I’m totally against throwing anything at a kid. You never know, if it had ice in it and that. The liability there? I’m sure Tony did a a cartwheel at Gorilla [position].
Continuing on, Ric Flair made it clear that the action wouldn’t have been acceptable in WWE.
That shit wouldn’t fly at WWE. I got news for you. For something like that, if he did that that wouldn’t work in WWE for a minute.
Still, if MJF is to be believed, he will be the biggest free agent of 2024, and could have WWE sniffing for his signature.
With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.