They say that anything can happen in the world of professional wrestling and last year Ric Flair came out of retirement to wrestle his final match at 73 years old. Dutch Mantell has criticized Ric Flair’s return to the ring and Flair has obviously taken exception to Mantell’s comments as he’s been firing back on social media as of late.
Thank God They Used The Word Veteran & Didn’t Call You A Legend. Just A Miserable Old Wrestler Trying To Make A Buck. And BTW, You Never Had A Legacy To Begin With. WOOOOO! pic.twitter.com/48uzk2gqas
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) March 11, 2023
Ric Flair will be returning to WWE programming soon as he’s currently set to induct The Great Muta into the Hall of Fame later this month. Dutch Mantell recently addressed his social media feud with Ric Flair on Smack Talk, and he claimed that WWE has told Flair to “tone it down.”
“It’s like the good old saying, tell me you’re an idiot without telling me you’re an idiot. I tried to say let’s put it behind us, but no, he is going to keep it on. I’m almost getting tired of it now, but apparently, I got more comments this week than I got last week. And I also learned something new today; I’ve heard, just heard, WWE has told Ric, ‘Hey, tone that down, buddy. See if you can get it to go away because we’re right here and WrestleMania and these fans are roasting your butt, and you’re going to induct Muta into the Hall of Fame.'”
“It’s a bad look. So what can you do? But still, I’ve heard nothing from him, and my phone number is not hard to get. He can get it, but he hasn’t picked up the phone. He hasn’t called me. He hasn’t done anything, and this is it.”
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set to take place on March 31, so it will be interesting to see how this social media feud between Flair and Mantell plays out ahead of the show. Stay tuned for updates.