– WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair recently spoke with WrestleNewz.com in an exclusive two-part interview. In the first part, The Nature Boy discusses WWE’s current product, his future, what he has left to contribute, some of WWE’s current talents and lots more.
Flair was asked if he will wrestle again:
WNZ: Will we see you wrestle again?
Ric Flair: I want to be in the ring, but it will never happen again. I said I’d never wrestle in WWE… and then there’s the Jerry Lawler incident.
WNZ: So Lawler’s heart attack has changed the perception of older wrestlers continuing to perform?
Ric Flair: Yeah, it really did. I like Jerry very much. What happened to Jerry was terrible, and thank God he’s OK. But I wish people wouldn’t gauge me by what happened to him. Everybody’s an individual. But I think it kind of put a decision on my future in the ring, you know what I mean? And that’s fine, because I went back to the ring in TNA, and that will never happen again.
Flair also gives props to three top WWE stars, reveals who he still keeps in touch with, if he would have tried MMA and what wrestlers would have been successful at it, if wrestlers need to be tough these days and more. Part 2 will be posted later this week and features Flair discussing his daughter working with WWE, his #1 goal with a WWE return, his run with TNA and more.