Ric Flair Unhappy That WWE “Broke Tradition” At WrestleMania 39

Ric Flair

Ric Flair is no fan of WWE breaking tradition and having a Royal Rumble winner not main eventing WrestleMania after Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley did not go on last.

Instead it was the emotional, rollercoaster story of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens challenging The Usos for the WWE Tag Team Championship that went on last on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Speaking on the To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair was upset that Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley didn’t go on last and blasts WWE for messing with tradition:

“We’re talking about what I think should personally happen in the promotion. There’s no way that Sami and KO and The Usos would go on after Ashley [Charlotte] and Rhea, no way. Only in the WWE. [Conrad says that he thinks that The Usos vs. KO and Sami had the better story] That’s not the point. We’re talking about a single Championship from a girl that won the Royal Rumble. Why are we just breaking tradition just for one [night], for what? Why are we breaking tradition for one night?”

Since the Royal Rumble winner was guaranteed a WrestleMania title shot beginning in 1993, 19 out of the 31 men’s Royal Rumble winners have gone on to headline WrestleMania – 61%. While only two out of six women’s Royal Rumble winners have done the same – 33%. It seems this tradition is one WWE broke a long time ago.

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