Speaking in a new interview, Ric Flair says he believes that his daughter Charlotte is better “in the ring” than he ever was.
During the course of his four-decade long career Ric Flair went hold-for-hold with some of the greatest in-ring performers in history.
He’s a two-time WWE Hall of Famer, 16-time World Champion, multiple time Tag Team Champion and a Royal Winner. Flair tangled with the best, and beat the best.
While Flair brought down the curtain on his in-ring career in 2011, he remained a regular presence with WWE after returning to the company in 2012 all the way up to early 2021. During this period, he became involved in a storyline with Charlotte and Lacey Evans. The angle saw Flair turn his back on his daughter and side with Evans. It was his dissatisfaction with this storyline which reportedly led him to ask for his release in early August.
Appearing on the Oral Sessions podcast with Renee Paquette, Flair reflected on his departure from WWE and Charlotte’s incredible run of success.
Flair said that his daughter was better in the ring than he ever was, joking that he could have never pulled off a Corkscrew Moonsault.
“She is so much better than I ever was in the ring. I certainly couldn’t have done a corkscrew moonsault [laughs]. Rest assured! I could do a corkscrew moonsault into the bottle. I can see the bar from here.”
During the conversation, Flair also touched on his final conversation with Vince McMahon before leaving WWE. In the wake of his departure the Hall of Famer repeatedly emphasised that there was no bad blood between the two sides.
Recalling his final conversation with the WWE Chairman, Flair said that he told McMahon that no matter what happens, they’ll always be brothers.
Since leaving WWE, Flair has appeared at AAA Triplemania alongside his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo, and most recently at NWA 73. At the event, Flair gave an emotional speech thanking those who have helped him throughout his career, including Vince McMahon.
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