Wrestling veteran opens up on Ric Flair
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 3585
It has been a while now that we have reported that Ric Flair is back in training in the ring with Jay Lethal, even the first time he posted a training video Charlotte Flair, his daughter, did not react so well. It also looks like he can seriously get back to fighting, that's why he's training.
But obviously a lot of people think it's not exactly a good idea, including former WCW commentator and interviewer Chris Cruise who released a statement on his Facebook account saying he is trying to stop the Nature Boy's possible return to the square.
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“Hey folks, I often do bull**** here, but now it's serious: Ric Flair shouldn't be allowed to fight. Reports indicate that he was working with Jay Lethal in preparation for his return to the ring.
He can't be stopped from doing this in states that don't have athletic commissions and licensing protocols, but insurance companies can step in and refuse to issue a bond for a promotion that includes him in the booking. And for those states that have commissions, they should be contacted to ask that they not allow Flair to fight.
Simply put, Ric Flair's return to the ring isn't wise. No, absolutely no. He is 73 years old, in poor health, is an alcoholic and has a pacemaker installed." Chris Cruise also added, also in these statements, that he wrote an email to the Maryland State Athletic Commision, because he lives in Maryland, and asked them to be able to contact the other states to deny Ric Flair his license, also attaching the text where he explains the whole situation around the wrestler and why he should be stopped.
Particularly striking is one sentence: “'I write as a Maryland citizen to express my concern about the prospect of granting Mr. Fleihr a license to fight in this state. I'm sure you'll understand how disastrous it would be for the Commission if he died in the ring during a show for which you licensed him." On the Wooooo Nation Uncensored podcast, Ric Flair, and host Mark Madden discussed The Nature Boy's 60-minute match with Barry Windham.
Flair praised the WWE Hall of Famer for the match and called him an underrated pro wrestling legend. "He was so natural, so good. We never talked about anything, we had great chemistry. I wish his name was remembered in more high regard because Barry Windham was one of the greatest of all-time.
'One of the greatest' - I'll use that word for Barry Windham all day long. He had a knee injury and a couple of different things. When Barry wanted to and when he was healthy, he was as good as anybody, especially considering he's 6'6" and 255-260 pounds," said Ric Flair.