Ric Flair on Avoiding Politics

Exploring the crossover of wrestling fame to politics.

by Noman Rasool
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Ric Flair on Avoiding Politics
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Wrestling legend Ric Flair, a name synonymous with the sport for over four decades, recently opened up about why he never ventured into the political arena despite his massive influence and popularity. Known for his charismatic presence in the ring, Flair has captured the hearts of fans across generations, from his iconic "WOO" chant to his unforgettable in-ring performances.

Flair's illustrious career boasts an impressive 16 World Championships, a feat that places him among the elite in professional wrestling. His persona, the "Nature Boy," has transcended the sport, making him a pop culture icon, evident from his appearances in contemporary rap videos to his timeless influence in the wrestling world.

In a candid interview with FOX News, Flair addressed the speculation surrounding his potential political aspirations. The wrestling superstar remarked, "No [I have not thought about running for President] but I should have run for Governor in 2001.

But, they said I had too many skeletons in my closet. Imagine that! I’d make Trump look like a baby." The reference to Donald Trump, a fellow WWE Hall of Famer and former US President, underscores Flair's self-awareness of his colorful and controversial past, including his multiple divorces and his claim of romantic encounters with over 10,000 women.

Flair's Leadership Idealf

When asked about his vision for America's leadership, Flair emphasized the need for a figure of strength, someone who can boldly assert, "Hey, we are the United States. Kiss my ass!" This statement reflects Flair's larger-than-life persona and his perspective on national pride and leadership.

Currently associated with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Flair has pledged his support for fellow wrestler Sting in his final matches leading up to his retirement. Although Flair was notably absent during a recent championship victory by Sting & Darby Allin, he has expressed his commitment to AEW post-Sting's retirement.

Flair's decision to steer clear of political endeavors highlights the complexities and challenges faced by public figures with a vibrant past. His legacy in professional wrestling remains unparalleled, with his influence echoing beyond the ring into the broader cultural landscape.

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