Wrestling legend Ric Flair has expressed dissatisfaction with the decision to have the tag team title match headline night one of WrestleMania 39 instead of the highly anticipated SmackDown Women's Championship clash between his daughter, Charlotte Flair, and Rhea Ripley.
In a recent episode of his podcast, "To Be The Man," The Nature Boy discussed his views on the controversial decision by WWE. He argued that the company broke from tradition by having Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and the Usos take the central event spot, overshadowing the championship match featuring Ripley, who had earned the title shot by winning the Royal Rumble.
Flair Disagrees with Main Event Choice
According to Flair, there was no justifiable reason for the tag team match to be the main event over the women's title bout. He passionately stated, "There's no way that Sami, K.O., and The Usos will go on after Ashley (Charlotte) and Rhea.
No way. Only in WWE. We're talking about a singles championship from a girl that won the Royal Rumble. Why are we breaking tradition for one night?" During the podcast, Ric Flair updated Charlotte's condition following the intense match.
The Queen sustained a bruise on her nose and a black eye after being dropped on her face multiple times. Despite the injuries, Flair praised his daughter and Rhea Ripley for their performance, saying, "She's fine...it was great between that and that slugfest they had in the middle toward the end.
My hat's off to Rhea Ripley. She let Ashley hit her as hard as I used to hit Steamboat. That's what makes it real..." The Nature Boy criticized a segment featuring Seth Rollins and Logan Paul, comparing their actions unfavorably to the intensity of the Charlotte-Ripley showdown.
He said, "That didn't look good compared to Ashley chopping Rhea. Come on. Let's get serious." Ric Flair's comments reflect the passion many wrestling fans share for the women's division and the belief that championship matches should take precedence as the main event.
His perspective highlights the ongoing debate over how WWE prioritizes its talent and storylines, with fans and critics voicing their opinions on what should be given the spotlight.
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