Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Trouble with Flair.....

Ric Flair is a diva. Did you all catch that? Don't get me wrong, he's quite possibly the greatest professional wrestler of all time, but he expects people to treat him as such everyday. I'm a fan of his work in TNA, WWE, WWF, WCW, AWA, etc. The fact remains, however, that he's not the man he used to be. Is he still a drawing factor? No. TNA proved that. In fact, unless his face-off was against Jay Lethal, there was little change at all in ratings for segments with him in them.

"Tactix? Why do you bring up Ric Flair?"

Sunday. That's why. As a good portion of wrestling fans who watch WWE AND TNA know, Hell in a Cell is this weekend. It's been rumored strongly that the Nature Boy is going to be revealed as a GM to take the reins of both shows. SO, on one hand, we'll have WWE, whose General Manager is Ric Flair and TNA, whose GM is Hulk Hogan. Is anyone else seeing a trend? If Rowdy Roddy Piper takes up the mantle on WWE programming as Flair's enforcer, I'm going to spit in the face of the people who once called TNA the copycats of the business.

In TNA, Ric Flair overextended his expectations of just how much Dixie Carter and company were going to compensate him, believing that he'd get some kind of stipend for hotel expenditures, lavish gifts, liquor, among other things and it led to some unpleasant turns of events. He was even left behind on their tour of Europe a couple of times for not being accommodating. Ultimately, it was living like a rockstar that killed Ric's tenure with TNA. Now, ladies and gentleman, you can see why Ric Flair will have to work his butt off for the rest of his life. It's not fair to others who could use the position Ric has been lavished with, but with Vince out of other options and his arsenal of tricks up his PG rated sleeve, it couldn't get much worse, or could it?

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