Ric Flair has responded to the fan attack on Seth Rollins that happened live on Raw after Rollins was quoted as describing the ordeal as “terrifying.”
On the November 22nd edition of Monday Night Raw, a fan ran from the crowd and attacked Seth Rollins as he was making his way backstage. The confrontation was briefly caught on television before the camera quickly cut away.
Those in attendance quickly confirmed the attack on social media, detailing how the fan was dragged away by security. In the wake of the incident, WWE released a statement confirming that the attacker had been arrested. He was later identified as 24-year-old Elisah Spencer.
Speaking to TMZ, Seth Rollins reflected on the attack, describing it as “terrifying” but that the security team moved “very quickly:”
“It’s terrifying, brother.”
“It happened very quickly. I was mostly just reacting and hoping that our security would come and do their job. Which they did very quickly. And then was just trying to detach and move on. Hope that everybody is okay.”
Now WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair has seemingly taken Seth Rollins to task over that admission on his Wooooo Nation UNCENSORED podcast:
“I could say a lot of cute things, but I’m not going to, because I don’t want to — every time I say something, I have to involve other people, and then they have to endure the consequences. I have seen that happen, but I’ve never seen it where the fan clearly was getting the better of the individual.”
“My problem with Seth is that if you’re a top guy in this business and you know anything about the psychology of what the fans think and feel, which they really do, you never, ever, ever get off an airplane in LA and say, ‘I was terrified,’ terrified of what? Terrifying, Seth, is being in an airplane crash.”
“You were terrified or horrified by a wrestling fan? Come on, man. What I would have done if I was Seth, which everybody should learn from this, is that even though the referees had the guy, I would’ve jumped back on him, even if I never got a shot in. I know your answer is going to be, well there’s lawsuits and all that, WWE would have covered the lawsuit, Seth would have never got to them.”
“But, if you are a heel, you never admit defeat. You just don’t do it. Do you think I ever beat anybody? No, but in the minds of most people, I didn’t lose because I kept lying about it even though it was a work. You never admit you got your ass kicked, much less being horrified or terrified.”
Flair then added that he believes that his own daughter Charlotte Flair or any other multi-generational wrestler are taught to be tough for a young age and says he doesn’t think Charlotte would have went down so easily:
“Second-generation kids are taught to be tough. Roman Reigns, The Usos, that’s why I’m such a fan of kids that had to really be tough to just survive in life. If you’ve been a real athlete and really competed at a top-level, you’re tough. You’re mentally tough. You’re physically tough.”
“You are honed and trained to be — I mean, if that same thing had happened to Ashley [Charlotte Flair], hypothetically, I don’t know if that guy could have taken Ashley down. She’s tough, man. You don’t think Tamina’s tough, or Nia Jax, or, Nattie Neidhart, are you kidding me? They come up in families where you had to be tough.”
Ric Flair also praised WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler and says the man who once held the record for most wrestling victories at Kent State University would have had no trouble dealing with the fan:
“If that mark at jumped out at [Ziggler] instead of Seth Rollins, that mark would have been stretched out, tied up, and brought to the ring. He would have stretched him, made him submit three times before he got back to the dressing room. He’s a tough kid.”