To be a successful wrestler in 2023 it undoubtedly helps to have a strong presence on social media. But Ric Flair has now hit out at the “insanity” of stars being better at using the internet than actually wrestling.
During an appearance on Booker T’s Hall of Fame podcast, Flair said that social media can make or break anybody, even those who couldn’t keep up with him in the ring.
Ric Flair On The “Insanity” Of Social Media
Flair claimed that there are young wrestlers making millions from social media who “couldn’t wrestle 30 minutes if they had too.”
“There are more kids right now making money because of their social media than their talent. It’s absolute insanity. I mean, social media can make or break anybody, and they got kids now making millions of dollars that couldn’t even walk in the goddamn ring with me and Book. I swear to God, they couldn’t wrestle 30 minutes if they had too, much less, you know, do it every day. Does that make sense? Not every other day, every day.”
Ric Flair also lashed out at the current generation of wrestlers for not listening to his advice. As a result he says he keeps his opinions to himself, especially concerning WWE as his daughter is one of the company’s biggest stars.
“Well, I’ve learned my lesson. It doesn’t do any good. I mean, people say to me, ‘He’s a prick. He won’t help anybody.’ Everybody I’ve given advice to, and people have been very polite to ask me 100 times, especially when I was traveling with Ashley a lot, the young guys. They take my opinion, which I fu**ing pretty much know what I’m talking about, and then they get in the car, or they walk up the ramp, and they either look and see what the marks said about it, or they talk to another guy who’s got as much experience as him or less, and that’s what they go with.
God forbid, I know anything. I could critique these matches, but it’s not worth the aggravation, number one. Number two, my daughter works there. I’m not gonna say anything except positive things.”
Charlotte Flair recent returned to WWE television, immediately capturing her 14th main roster Women’s Championship.
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