Ric Flair pays tribute to Triple H
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 5711
During this week's "To Be The Man" podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair talked about Triple H and the first Clash of Champions where he faced Sting. On the career of a former Evolution member such as Triple H, Ric Flair revealed: "After being operated on four times in seven weeks, I understand his fear and anxiety of being forced to sleep and not wake up.
He has had a of the greatest careers in the wrestling world. His legacy will live on forever. He just deserves great respect."
Ric Flair praises Triple H
On thoughts for the match against Sting at the first Clash of Champions: “I thought it was all new.
He had that look that very few guys have ever had. I mean, he was very charismatic and really good athletically. I don't think I've ever met someone like this and even so kind. Some guys are really amazing in this business, he, Ricky Steamboat were two of them.
I mean, really cool guys. Sting to this day remains one of the humblest and nicest people he has ever met." On his help getting Randy Savage into the wrestling world: “I helped get Randy Savage into the wrestling world.
Randy came to Charlotte in 1975 right after I arrived. He had just come from a minor league baseball match with the St. Louis Cardinals. We have always gotten along very well. I haven't seen him for a long time until we were in New York, but he was a special man." A few years ago, however, Ric Flair encountered a rather serious health problem, so much so that he was operated on and remained in a coma for 13 days.
A complicated situation for his friends and relatives who were very afraid for his health, including the WWE, who were convinced that they were witnessing the death of one of the greatest athletes ever, had created a special posthumous thanks to be transmitted in live television after his death which fortunately did not arrive.
Regardless of their in-ring skill level, Jeter believes nobody in WWE’s developmental territory would have rejected a main-roster spot in The Spirit Squad. “With Mitch, he didn’t have the experience and so that inherently made people not respect him enough," said Jeter.
"He was in a tough spot, right? If WWE says, ‘Hey, we’re gonna sign you, put you in a tag team,’ I don’t care what anyone says, they would do exactly what Mitch did."