WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair says he has been left “disappointed” by Stephanie McMahon’s resignation and says she is one of the top 10 heels in wrestling history.
Stephanie McMahon resigned from her position as WWE Chairwoman and co-CEO following her father Vince McMahon’s return to the company’s Board of Directors. Following her resignation, Vince McMahon was installed as Executive Chairman but Stephanie’s husband Triple H remains in charge of the creative direction of WWE as Chief Content Officer for now.
Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair expressed his regret that Stephanie McMahon had left WWE and is in doubt about her on-screen talent:
[Asked if he is shocked by Stephanie’s resignation] Yes, and actually disappointed. I like Stephanie a lot. I just put up a tweet about yesterday. She is one of the 10 best heels in the history of the business. I got no problem saying that. I mean, I thought it out, and I shot that over to her. And she’s there with a smiley face on but she was that damn good man. And I mean, obviously, she was a phenomenal ambassador.”
Ric Flair then spoke about how important it was that Stephanie McMahon was the one who introduced Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, and Becky Lynch to the main roster of WWE as part of the women’s revolution in the company:
“I mean, I know that Ashley [Charlotte Flair] and all the girls that worked with her think the world of her. I mean, you know, I remember that night. It was a last-minute decision. We were in Atlanta when she introduced Ashley, Becky, and Sasha. Do you remember that?”
“But to have that as opposed to the ring announcer made all the difference in the world because she carries that kind of weight.”
“And I think it’s a loss but at the same time, her kids are getting older. I understand. Yeah, I mean, yeah, right there. That was when I was there. That’s huge. That was a big, big night for all three of those girls. And I mean, Stephanie was the perfect one to do it. I was there, so I know it was a last-minute decision. But I mean, I think having her do it, as opposed to someone else, made it even bigger. And those three girls have revolutionised it, they did revolutionise the business.”
Another WWE Hall of Famer recently also stated that they were disappointed by Stephanie McMahon’s exit from WWE, but more so because of the timing of it.
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