Just over a week has passed since SummerSlam, the most anticipated pay-per-view of the summer, which was staged in front of the very h*t Las Vegas audience on August 21st. The event featured a number of big comebacks, most notably those of Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar.
The Irish superstar is back in the ring after more than a year of absence, having given birth to her daughter Roux. 'The Man' not only left everyone speechless thanks to her return but also because of the lightning victory against Bianca Belair.
It took her just 27 seconds to get the better of her opponent and write a new page in her glorious career. Among fans and insiders, there are many who did not look favorably on this choice by the WWE. Bianca had been working hard over the past few months and perhaps she wouldn't have deserved such a fate in one of the season's highlight events.
Interviewed by Renee Paquette on the 'Oral Sessions' podcast, two-time Hall of Famer Ric Flair expressed his disappointment on this topic.
Ric Flair speaks about Bianca Belair
“I didn't like what I saw at all. Sometimes I don't understand what's going through WWE executives' heads.
We all agree that Bianca Belair has done an excellent job in recent months. She is really a very good superstar, I like her husband, they seem very close to me, there are so many things that make her appreciable. I don't understand the meaning of such a blow.
Bianca Belair and Charlotte Flair are probably the two best athletes in the women's division. In doing so, Bianca's character was deeply diminished. Becky Lynch's return is a blessing and we are all very happy about it, but there were more logical ways to reach the same conclusion,” analyzed the 16 times world champion (released by WWE in early August).
Ric Flair has revealed that he left WWE because he wanted to negotiate other business opportunities himself without needing the company's approval. Flair appeared on the latest episode of Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast.
Asked about his WWE departure, the 72-year-old clarified that he did not have any issues with McMahon or the company before asking for his release. “I thought of what I was going to say to you today and how I’m gonna handle this,” Flair said.
“I just decided that I wanted to finally, which I did for three years, make a living not under a wrestling payroll. That’s all it was”.