During his lengthy and illustrious career Ric Flair was known for bleeding heavily during his matches.
In part due to his light coloured hair, the sight of Flair’s head and face covered in blood cut a powerful image to watching fans and helped convey the gravity of the situation or match that he was involved in.
Bleeding in matches, often caused by ‘blading,’ has been a hot topic following a blood soaked Street Fight between Anna JAS & Tay Melo and Willow Nightingale and Ruby Solo on the January 13th episode of Rampage. During the bout the violence was ramped up to 11, with Soho cutting an especially bloody figure come the end of the contest.
The match instantly divided opinion on social media with some praising the use of blood, especially as it’s not commonly used by female performers, while others were heavily critical.
Ric Flair Comments On Controversial Match
Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast To Be The Man, Ric Flair revealed that he would be against his daughter Charlotte Flair using blood in her matches. This is despite it being a staple of his own career, and a regular feature in matches in 2023.
“I don’t like it. I mean, I guess you know, everybody’s got their own opinion, but I certainly wouldn’t want to see Charlotte bleeding. I don’t know how they are doing it, that’s very old school to think but I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t want to see the Queen bleeding ever. I mean, we all get hit the hard way and sometimes it’s gonna draw blood, but I just couldn’t imagine Charlotte cutting herself. I wouldn’t like to see that, I would not like to see that.”
Ric Flair is set to return to WWE television for the 30th anniversary special of Monday Night Raw on January 23rd. The 16-time World Champion will be appearing alongside the likes of The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle.
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