Ric Flair is set to return to WWE for the first episode of RAW in 2021 for a very special ‘Legends Night’ edition of the show. His daughter, however, would return after six months away at TLC – as Charlotte Flair became a Grand Slam Champion in her first match back.
With the special episode of WWE’s flagship show set to feature appearances from over 20 iconic names such as Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, Beth Phoenix and Torrie Wilson among others, the 16-time World Champion has opened up about the current stars of WWE – namely his daughter Charlotte and her influence.
Speaking with WWE UK, Ric Flair said The Queen is “the biggest star in the company” in his opinion.
“It’s unlimited. If she wasn’t my daughter I’d have to tell you that I’ve never seen anything like her in my life. I’m not going to call her the ‘total package’, because that term is overused, but she is a star. She’s a huge star. In my opinion the biggest star in the company – and there are a lot of great performers. Sasha, I have so much respect for her, Asuka is just phenomenal. They just have so much talent in that division.”
Ric Flair went on to speak of Charlotte’s love of the business, and predicted a huge 2021 for The Queen.
“To see her accomplish one thing after another. Her passion and her love for the business is unbelievable. She’s just like me, she’s hooked. When you’re hooked like I am, like she is, it’s your life. Everything else takes second. She is just so devoted and so conscious of being the best. Wanting to be the best. Wanting to represent the company. Most of all participating in the ring. She loves it. I could go on forever about what she has accomplished. I think 2021 will be huge for her and I think it will be huge for the Women’s Division again.”
When asked about his own legacy, Flair would humbly deflect the conversation back towards his daughter, despite saying he enjoys the compliments.
“To even be in the conversation is a compliment. There are so many people that would want that kind of recognition. I’d be a liar if I didn’t say I liked getting it. In fact I love hearing it. I’m so focused on my daughter’s career right now and to see what she has accomplished. To watch her ascend the huge heights of success in the business. I don’t think about myself much now. To be 71 years old, to be discussing the business, being asked my opinions by other people, and knowing that my opinion matters – that is rewarding enough. When I go to the shows all the talent show me the utmost respect. They are so good to me, so nice to me. But, at the end of the day, I’ll take the recognition!”
Over 20 legends have been confirmed to appear at RAW Legends Night. You can check out the full list here.
Some of your favourite WWE Legends and Hall of Famers will return for Raw ‘Legends Night’ on the first Monday Night Raw of the new year, January 4, 2021. Viewers in the UK and Ireland can watch via BT Sports 1 HD at 1am.