Ric Flair has admitted that he wasn’t a fan of his most recent on-screen storyline with Lacey Evans.
The angle saw Flair turn his back in his daughter Charlotte, and align with the Southern Belle, Evans. Flair would work to help Evans win her matches often at the expense of Charlotte. The story came to a somewhat abrupt end when Evans announced she was pregnant on the February 15th episode of Monday Night RAW.
Evans later confirmed the storyline news and hasn’t been seen on WWE television since.
Speaking in a new interview with Ariel Helwani on his MMA Show, Flair has now admitted that he didn’t like the storyline. The Nature Boy added that it was nothing personal but he barely knew Evans.
“In this instance, I didn’t (feel comfortable). It didn’t make a difference. One thing I’ve learned is that you’re not going to win a war when someone has their mind made up. [Charlotte] most definitely didn’t like it. I always say ‘yes’ because I didn’t want to be that guy who is like ‘that isn’t perfect for me.’ I have been buried in the desert, I’ve gotten my head shaved, no other top guys have gone through this. I’ve done everything. I’ve gotten fired for a year because I took my son to AAU Nationals. I’ve weathered every storm and come back. I got to TV and Mr. McMahon wasn’t there to argue the point with. He had stuff going on and, I don’t like to put pressure on someone if I can’t talk to him. He had made up his mind. I think a lot of it is because [Lacey] is a Marine and we can’t give enough back to the people who have served. He wanted her to be successful and the way to be successful sometimes is to take two other people who are doing well and give them the rub. She’s a nice girl, but it didn’t fit. We made the best of it and ultimately, she’s pregnant now with her husband. It was never anything personal, I barely know her,”
Flair continued, adding that even though he may disagree with Vince McMahon, you’re never going to win an argument against the boss.
“No, I didn’t like that one. To [Vince], I’m always going to be ‘kiss stealin, wheelin’ dealin,’ which is great because he likes that even though he hated it when I used to say it. [Ric doing Vince impression] ’80s heels don’t draw! Go lead by example! If I put you in the first match it’s because where you belong!’ You’re not going to win the argument. He’s smarter and he’s the boss.”
Following the angle Charlotte Flair explained that she felt that the story “helped her grow as a performer.”
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.