Ric Flair Says “Great Guy” Vince McMahon Won’t Be Bossed Around After WWE Sale

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With WWE being taken over by Endeavor and Vince McMahon no longer going to own the company he bought from his father over 40 years ago, Ric Flair doesn’t think McMahon would take well to being told what to do.

When Endeavor’s deal to take over WWE is finalized, Vince McMahon will become Executive Chairman of the new parent company that will control both WWE and UFC. Above McMahon in the hierarchy will be Ari Emanuel who will act as Chief Executive of both that new company as well as continuing in the same role at Endeavor.

Speaking to the Good Karma Podcast, Ric Flair discussed how he sees Vince McMahon handling things following the sale but doubts McMahon will answer to anybody despite not owning the company anymore:

“Well, that remains to be seen (laughs). I’ll have to hear that meeting. I imagine he’s going to be pretty tough to boss around. He may have to negotiate but he’s not going to get bossed around, no chance. You gotta be kidding me. I love Dana and Dana is pretty tough too. I remember I had to negotiate with him.

“Vince McMahon has been around a long time and he’s just a great guy. I just hope that they – I don’t want to see the same thing, and I don’t think that it can possibly, Vince is too smart for that. I don’t want to see the Endeavor people take over wrestling.

“It’s a different animal. Where Ted just hired all his friends to run WCW and it just failed miserably. Then the other guy that ran the business like it was an ATM and that’s why they’re not there today. Not because of lack of talent, you just can’t pay people that aren’t worth, 10 times, that make sense?”

Ric Flair also sought to clarify his criticism of WWE “breaking tradition” with their choice of match to headline WrestleMania 39.