The wrestling world is abuzz with speculation as to who will be featured in the upcoming 30th anniversary of WWE Raw. Ric Flair, the legendary Hall of Famer, recently shared his predictions on who might be featured in the event.
Speaking on his podcast, To Be The Man, Flair excitedly reeled off a list of names, but admitted that one in particular is a favourite.
“On the women’s side, it could be Rhea, it could be Becky, it could be Bayley. On the men’s side, it could be well, I don’t think Randy [Orton] is back. Cody [Rhodes] would be my favourite. I’d love to see Cody win and go into a big match. And if Steve came, holy cow. I mean, that would be the coup de grace if Steve [Austin] showed up.”
Flair is perhaps best known for his success in NWA and WCW, but he was an active wrestler in WWE from 1991 to 1993 and again from 2001 to 2008. His last appearance on WWE Raw was in early 2021, following which he was released by the company in August after requesting his release. Flair stated that there was a “different vision for my future” between him and the company.
Flair also expressed his enthusiasm for a possible reunion with Hulk Hogan, who is also a Hall of Famer. However, Hogan has turned down Flair’s invite to come early and “get drunk.” Despite this, Flair remains optimistic, saying:
“I can’t wait for the 30 reunion Hogan. I said Hulk go in early. We’ll get drunk. Jesus Christ I mean, we might not be here for 31.”
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Flair also discussed his physical condition and the fact that he may not be around for the 31st anniversary, recalling his appearance at Raw’s 25 year anniversary in 2018.
“My time had come and gone. I had just gotten out of the hospital and I hadn’t really drank that much at all. Hell I was with Austin and I had 10 micheladas, went upstairs and had an anxiety attack and I thought I was gonna die. I woke up, was fine, so I did it again the next day.”
The 30th anniversary of WWE RAW will take place on January 23rd, 2021, and fans are excited to see who will be featured in the event. With the speculation surrounding who might turn up, it’s sure to be an event to remember.
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