In his younger days, he truly was one of the best to ever step in the ring, and in his prime, his skills on the microphone are still without equal.
Some of those classic promos he cut would leave you rolling on the floor laughing. You loved him, hated him, and always respected him.
Then, he overstayed his welcome.
Ric Flair got older, and while that’s not a crime in itself, it does limit your in-ring capabilities. Still, for a while he was able to work through that, because he could still be taken seriously on the microphone.
Unfortunately, his schtick never evolved. Playing the limousine-riding, jet-flying playboy at 30 is cool. Playing it at 65, is downright pathetic, as fans witnessed Monday night.
Here, have a look for yourself:
Now, let’s recap what we just saw: Flair comes out, does all the same crap he did 30 years ago, looks at Renee Young lecherously, and then gives his opinion on who’s going to win at WWE Battleground.