Ric Flair is considered by many to be one of the greatest to ever step foot in the ring, but back in 2007 his in-ring career was winding down.
The Nature Boy talked about this period of time during a recent episode of his To Be The Man podcast, and he noted that he took exception to WWE asking him to advertise an event in South Carolina that he wasn’t booked for.
Flair also talked about a mixed tag match that saw him team up with Torrie Wilson to take on Victoria and Carlito where allowed Victoria to throw him around, “like she was Ricky Steamboat.” According to Flair things got heated backstage after the match as he actually tried to quit WWE.
“I walk into Gorilla [backstage area] and Vince said, ‘What the hell are you doing?’” Flair said. “I said, ‘I’m working with a girl. I made her look like who she is, a great worker.’ ‘Who booked that match?’ ‘I don’t know, somebody right here. You just watched it.’ That was the exact conversation, and I quit.”
Flair then followed up by bringing his lawyers to a meeting with Vince McMahon. It turns out that Vince did not react well to Flair bringing lawyers in and he chewed out The Nature Boy.
“[Vince McMahon] chewed my a** out and I started crying and said, ‘Okay,’” Flair said. “He cussed out my lawyers. He said, ‘Who the f*** are these two j*ckoffs? You’ve got a lot of balls to bring a lawyer into my office. Aren’t you man enough to talk to me man to man? I hate lawyers. I hate my own f***ing lawyer!’”
Ric Flair will be returning to the ring this summer for one final match which is set to take place in Nashville on July 31st. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.