Ric Flair responds to WWE continuing to use ‘The Man’ brand
In a recent discussion about his Wooo! Nation’s Uncensored Podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has weighed in on legal disputes over “The Man” catchphrase.
As noted, Flair has been involved in legal battles with WWE over the company using his signature term “The Man” for Becky Lynch’s character. He never acquired ownership of “The Man” despite the rights to his catchphrase, “To be The Man, you got to beat The Man”.
Flair says he’s making his final statement on this, and ultimately, he’s upset that “The Man” wasn’t passed on to one of his children.
“In closing, because I’m so sick of repeating it, this isn’t even, let’s say hypothetically, the best-selling t-shirt for two years in a multi-billion dollar company. Let’s say they have Won $30 million Well I could find out, it’s not worth it Ultimately the people who did this, for me, have to look in the mirror and know that I worked my whole career so that it belongs to my daughter or my son.
“They have to look in the mirror. They must have been like, ‘Boy, we took something he worked his whole life for, his ass, made a joke of it and gave it away’. That’s all I can say more. I am silenced on the matter, no more.
Another topic Ric Flair openly discussed was the cuts WWE made to NXT, including former WWE NXT Champions Karrion Kross, Samoa Joe, and Keith Lee.
“It’s a business for them and I don’t know the numbers, but if NXT doesn’t make money they can’t keep paying people. So I don’t know the answer to that, but I look at the ratings, you know, just like I watch all the shows I can now so I can talk to you intelligently about these things. But ratings are everything, so who knows.
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