“It is time for that to be said. Randy is the best wrestler in the ring and has been for a long time, “said Flair. “Randy must be motivated because he has been in the business for a long time. But in the end, Randy is the best male performer in the business and Charlotte is [the best female]. She set the bar so high last night that I hope no one will get hurt trying to get over it. “
Edge had his first game in nine years against Orton and it was not an easy affair as it was a Last Man Standing Match. Flair discussed what he thought of this match.
“Randy Orton, when he takes off this vest, which looks better than Randy Orton,” asked Flair. “Edge looked phenomenal too. My hat fits him for taking this DDT. As a friend, I’m worried about him and although they didn’t have a wrestling match, they got into big bumps. This DDT that Edge took from Randy – these are big time moves.
“When I broke my back, it took months – I still remember – to try to get me to take a backdrop. One day, the promoter said: ‘You’re going to take a backdrop every night and you’re going to fight for an hour every night until you get a set. “”
Flair said that after a week’s work an hour a night, he decided to take his back and that once he did, he was fine.
“None of them has been able to demonstrate how technical they are,” said Flair of Edge and Orton. But it was good entertainment and everyone enjoyed it. So I’m happy for them. But make no mistake – Randy Orton – his promotions are off the hook. Christian said it was politically correct and I disagree – Randy is the best … man. “
One of the cool things about WrestleMania 36 was that WWE made a mash-up of all of the previous national anthem performances at ‘Mania. Flair was a big fan of this and discussed it further.
“How did you ever follow this national anthem? How cool was that? They took all of these people over all these years and I was there for many of them, “said Flair. “John Legend was at my retirement game and Aretha Franklin was there in Detroit. I’m so there for a lot of them, but how cool was it? Who can do this? “
Of course, the reason the anthem was made as is – and the same goes for WrestleMania as a whole – was because of the coronavirus pandemic. We asked Flair how he and Wendy behaved during these times.
“The good thing is that all of our children love to train. Our daughter Sophia works with Wendy on the shop and works on our social networks. She ran in athletics in Georgia and has about a year left before she goes to Quantico to hopefully become an FBI analyst. She interviewed and spoke with them and I think the opportunity to be an analyst is very realistic, “said Flair.
“The day she receives this badge, we will abuse it [laughs]. Ric Flair inside! “
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Flair’s full interview with Wrestling Inc was released as part of today’s episode of our podcast, The Wrestling Inc. Daily. Subscribe to get the latest episodes as soon as they are released from Monday to Friday afternoon by clicking here.