#1 Posted by WMoyer83 (626 posts) -

Now that he is leaving TNA what do you think he will do?

I can't see him in the WWE again, his TNA run is a slap in the face for all that the WWE did for him.

#2 Posted by Winternet (8005 posts) -

I never thought I'd see a Ric Flair thread, here on Giant Bomb. Thankfully, I was mistaken.

#3 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

He's doing a lot of commercials where I live.
 
  

#4 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Claude said:

He's doing a lot of commercials where I live.

Ive never heard a so depressing "Wooooooooooo".

#5 Posted by BiG_Weasel (524 posts) -

I've met the guy. He's an asshat.

#6 Posted by MEATBALL (3060 posts) -

But a damn talented asshat.

#7 Posted by wjb (1637 posts) -

I suppose he'll just hang out at convenience stores and bother people by shouting at them.

#8 Posted by tunaburn (1884 posts) -

isnt he like 90 years old now? i think he should retire.

#9 Posted by stonepawfox (236 posts) -

i'm sure he's a reprehensible person in real life but the dude sure makes a great effort any time i see him on wrestling

#10 Posted by BoOzak (881 posts) -

@Claude said:

He's doing a lot of commercials where I live.

There was a time when I envied the unapologetic stupidity of american commercials.. that time is now over ;(

And i've always found the guy grotesque and entertaining only in the sense of how far a man can sink, before, well.. this ^^

#11 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -

@BiG_Weasel said:

I've met the guy. He's an asshat.

Why am I not surprised. I bet Mick Foley will have some choice words about Flair.

@WMoyer83 said:

Now that he is leaving TNA what do you think he will do?

I can't see him in the WWE again, his TNA run is a slap in the face for all that the WWE did for him.

If Vince got over the whole WCW/NWO thing he can get over that. Don't forget Flair and HHH are tight and if it means money for the company Vince won't get in the way of that.

#12 Posted by obcdexter (577 posts) -

Maybe, if Heyman will end up in Brock's corner, Flair might be hired again to act as Hunter's moral support at Summerslam. A return sure would generate some nostalgia pops.

#13 Posted by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

Attempt to inspire older people much like how George Foreman did.

#14 Posted by Excast (814 posts) -

Flair is the kind of guy that you will see wrestling in gymnasiums until he is 65. 
 
What?  Oh yeah, he is already 65.
 
Make that 75 then.  I hear he owes a lot of money.

#15 Posted by Marcsman (3116 posts) -

He is seriously in debt. Like Chyna, probably porn

#16 Posted by laserbolts (5311 posts) -

Why he is still wrestling? You'd think after 90 years in the ring the man would have enough money to at least retire.

#17 Posted by MetalBaofu (1350 posts) -

@Claude: I don't see his commercials all that much, but I assume that's because I watch cable channels more often than I watch local ones. I have seen that NC lottery one that was posted more than any other one.

#18 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@MetalBaofu: Yeah, I've seen the lottery one. But watching a lot of late night television, I've seen the energy drinks a lot more lately.
#19 Posted by DarkingDK (25 posts) -

Daimn.. Ric Flair got old!

#20 Posted by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

@DarkingDK said:

Daimn.. Ric Flair got old!

Dude is still fitter than most 30 year olds.

#21 Posted by fulcilivez (82 posts) -

Vince will hire him in a heart beat. Ric can still draw a house better than most wrestlers in WWE.

#22 Posted by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

@Claude said:

He's doing a lot of commercials where I live.

...Fuck.

Dude should retire. Last I saw him on WWE, he was actually "retiring". Although that may have just been an I quit match, which are never permanent.

#23 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

Why he is still wrestling? You'd think after 90 years in the ring the man would have enough money to at least retire.

Flair has been terrible with his money and squandered it all, plus he has several ex-wives demanding alimony every month.

I hate to say it, but Ric's gonna die penniless.

#24 Edited by omghisam (283 posts) -

@laserbolts Tef is right on. Both Hogan and Flair will need to wrestle to a pauper's grave because of poor financial planning and divorces.

Check out the Grantland article about it:

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6891795/the-wrestler-real-life

CM Punk is doing it right. Pay off your mortgage while you are on top and never get married.

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#25 Posted by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

@omghisam said:

@laserbolts Tef is right on. Both Hogan and Flair will need to wrestle to a pauper's grave because of poor financial planning and divorces.

Check out the Grantland article about it:

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6891795/the-wrestler-real-life

CM Punk is doing it right. Pay off your mortgage while you are on top and never get married.

Wow, this is sad. I don't follow this stuff very closely, so I had no idea.

#26 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

He's going to join GiantBomb, of course.

#27 Posted by Wampa1 (626 posts) -

Did he seriously just say it put's the Woooo in his wooo? What?

#28 Posted by laserbolts (5311 posts) -

@omghisam: @TeflonBilly: Man that is sad. To put all those years into it and come out like that. While it is fake they have put their bodies through hell over the years.

#29 Posted by GorillaMoPena (1926 posts) -

Hopefully just let WWE give him money without having him on TV

#30 Posted by TurboMan (7397 posts) -

Probably driving throughout the highways in North Carolina and putting people that cut him off in the Figure Four

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#31 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@TurboMan: That segments was a slice of fried gold. I miss Edge. :(

Why the hell do guys like him and Nigel have to retire, yet Cena is around with his reverse Midas touch on everything. It's as sad as teh fact that Heenan is missing his lower jaw due to cancer, yet Lawler is still on TV every week filling the airwaves with ignorance, laziness and idiocy.

#32 Edited by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -
#33 Posted by N7 (3573 posts) -
@Wampa1 said:

Did he seriously just say it put's the Woooo in his wooo? What?

IT PUTS THE WOO ON THE SKIN OR ELSE IT GETS THE WOO AGAIN.
#34 Edited by DrX25 (1486 posts) -

@laserbolts: Three divorces and a ridiculous lifestyle say otherwise.

EDIT: Oops, I guess I missed TeflonBilly's answer.

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#35 Posted by K9 (621 posts) -

I hear Flair is an excellent baggage handler.

Trips can always use the extra help now that Sheamus is busy defending his world heavyweight championship.

#36 Posted by papercut (3447 posts) -

CZW?

#37 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

Jesus, Flair. That is all I can really say. That TNA run was horrible, just horrible.

#38 Posted by DrX25 (1486 posts) -

@Cloudenvy: If it involves a Brad vs Ric Flair match to see who the King of North Carolina is, then I'm in.

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#39 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10471 posts) -

Isn't it about time he retired from actually wrestling?

#40 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

It's sad to see such a Legend in this condition of having to work due to money and because he loves it too much to not keep doing it. Also, that ad for the powershot really doesn't seem like it fits him. A limo service or a Space Mountain re-boot ad would be better for Nature Boy.

#41 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@omghisam said:

Tef is right on. Both Hogan and Flair will need to wrestle to a pauper's grave because of poor financial planning and divorces.

Check out the Grantland article about it:

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6891795/the-wrestler-real-life

CM Punk is doing it right. Pay off your mortgage while you are on top and never get married.

Damn. That is tragic.

#42 Posted by FateOfNever (1814 posts) -

Oh presumably he'll sign some legends deal with the WWE where he can get paid money to do nothing but have his likeness rights used by them for video games and merchandise.

I find it hard to feel sorry for Flair's financial situation because it's not like he hasn't had numerous chances to change his spending habits over all his years. And they're not all as unfortunate as "I hired a lawyer who basically stole all of my money and I didn't realize it until he disappeared." But he kept on, and keeps on, throwing all the money away every chance he gets. The financial troubles are his own doing and he has no one to blame but himself and very, very poor lifestyle choices.

His problem with women I feel, potentially, a little more bad about, but I'd think after a certain number of just "crazy shit with women" you should maybe call it in and give it a break, don't just go looking for someone even crazier.

Regardless, though, he needs to stop wrestling. Probably needs to even just stay out of the spot light all together. I don't think it's done him any favors, at all, over the last however many years.

#43 Posted by Bucketdeth (8004 posts) -

I was never big into wrestling but Ric was my dad's favorite wrestler, and it's weird seeing a old, tanned, and beat down version of what used to be a young and energetic wrestler, he just looks tired. Come on Ric, thrown in the gloves/wrestling boots.

#44 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Holy shit those commercials are the most depressing thing I've seen. If only he'd have stayed retired after Wrestlemania XXIV.

#45 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

I wish he was able to retire after his final match with Shawn Michaels. I don't think any wrestler will get a classier retirement.

It was a travesty that he had to tarnish it with his run in TNA. Just like how sad it was when Foley was wrestling in that company.

#46 Posted by K9 (621 posts) -

Honestly Flair's run in TNA was miles better than his last tenure with WWE. The only thing that he plausibly tarnished is breaking the promise of never wrestling again after his farewell match with Shawn. It's his backstage antics that brought him down, like always. I believe that at this point Flair doesn't care about having large amounts of debt and is of the mindset that it's better to die while partying (naitching) as opposed to worrying about financial matters. Leave all that burden to immediate family members.

#47 Posted by WMoyer83 (626 posts) -

@BiG_Weasel said:

I've met the guy. He's an asshat.

But...but....his shoes are worth more than your house, and he has more cars than you have friends :(

#48 Posted by jakob187 (21642 posts) -

Something about Ric Flair hanging out in convenience stores and shouting "WOOOOOOOOOO" in a depressing old man way makes me wish that Ric Flair was hanging out in convenience stores and shouting "WOOOOOOOOOOOO" in a depressing old man way.

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#50 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

There were a few golden moments of Flair's tenure in TNA, I'm just dissappointed that he had to get in the ring and wrestle after getting the best retirement in the history of the business. If he'd stuck to a managerial position it wouldn't have left such a bad taste in my mouth.

Him managing AJ Styles as wheel-Flair or when he formed Fortune were great segments.