‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair is no stranger to the WWE Hall Of Fame, having been awarded with rings for both his solo career and as a member of the Four Horsemen, and he has now had his say on who he believes should be amongst this year’s inductees.
Ric Flair Calls for Midnight Express WWE Hall Of Fame induction
Speaking on a recent edition of his popular To Be The Man podcast, Flair revealed to co-host Conrad Thompson that he believes legendary tag team The Midnight Express should be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this year alongside their manager Jim Cornette. Flair, who was honoured in 2008 and 2012, spoke glowingly of the former NWA and AWA World Tag team champions;
God they were a great team, I mean really good. Jim you know would cut a great promo, it would be awesome. I’d love it
The Midnight Express had numerous members over the years, but it is believed that should the group receive an induction it would comprise of Dennis Condrey, Stan Lane and a posthumous nod for Bobby Eaton, who sadly passed away in August 2021.
The outspoken Cornette remains a polarizing character in the industry with his often-controversial views on the current product, but continues to be respected as one of the great manager’s of all time. Despite his views, he did appear at the WWE Hall Of Fame in Orlando in 2017 to induct the Midnight Express’ long term rivals the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express on a star studded evening headlined by the induction of the returning Kurt Angle.
Flair also named Batista on his short list of potential inductees and suggested that he could be inducted for a third time in the future alongside Batista, Randy Orton and Triple H as members of Evolution.
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