Desperately demanding Ric Flair!

#1 Posted by commanderleon (9 posts) -

How can you have an *all stars* game without *the* arguably biggest wrestling star of the past 3 decades? Do you guys have any explanations why Flair didn't make the cut? As far as I know he's signed with TNA, right? But so is Hogan, and he's in the game, so...?
Yeah, anyway, point being: Any ideas why we can't get The Nature Boy? I'd definitely shill out some extra cash for DLC Ric Flair.... woooo~!

#2 Posted by MHumphreys89 (710 posts) -

He's probably fell out of favour with the WWE, also, he's never been apart of the 'WWE Legends Program' so I wouldn't expect him to be in the game at all.

#3 Posted by ajamafalous (11850 posts) -

Probably because he said he was done with wrestling and then immediately went to TNA, so Vince now hates him.
 
 
Honestly, do you think Ric Flair has as big a pull as Hulk fucking Hogan to the casual market? I'd wager most non-wrestling fans don't even know who Ric Flair is.

#4 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

I'm pretty sure WWE hates flair right now. 

#5 Posted by commanderleon (9 posts) -

Thanks for the responses and your interpretation of the whole Ric/Vince/TNA situation. It's too bad still since I'm a huge Flair mark plus I've kinda grown bored of THQ's latest WWE releases, so I was hoping for the Nature Boy in this one. All of my friends are more or less into brawlers and wrestling, but as very, veery casual gamers had problems getting accustomed to the rather complex (for beginners, at least)  controls in the SvR games.
TL;dr it's a shame.

#6 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

I'm a humongous Flair make, but I think there's still a sour taste in Vince's mouth after giving Flair the biggest and classiest send off the business has ever seen and then he goes to embaress himself in TNA. 
And as mentioned earlier, I don't think he has a Legends contract like people like Jake Roberts or the estate of Curt Hennig does which doesn't give them free reign with the intellectual property.

#7 Posted by IBurningStar (2160 posts) -

Flair is in TNA and doesn't have a Legends contract. However, Kevin Nash does have one. Looking forward to seeing him hopefully pop up at some point.

#8 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

I was rooting for David Flair. Oh well...

#9 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2458 posts) -
@sofacitysweetheart said:
" I was rooting for David Flair. Oh well... "
YES! But only in his crazy phase with the crowbar.
#10 Posted by HairyMike87 (1015 posts) -

He can't be making that much money. I mean, Hogan gave his likeness to the game and he does commercials and TNA. But I agree that he should have just stayed retired and appreciated that WWE gave him the opportunity to do so in a good way. 

#11 Edited by Oldirtybearon (4597 posts) -
@HairyMike87 said:

" He can't be making that much money. I mean, Hogan gave his likeness to the game and he does commercials and TNA. But I agree that he should have just stayed retired and appreciated that WWE gave him the opportunity to do so in a good way.  "

Kind of hard to do that with three monthly alimony payments of roughly $50,000 each and virtually no prospects left in his career.
I'm pretty sure Flair would like nothing more than to retire and go live the quiet life somewhere, but because of three ex-wives and their alimony he'll be working until it kills him or he's crippled.
#12 Posted by apeman (189 posts) -
@commanderleon said:
" How can you have an *all stars* game without *the* arguably biggest wrestling star of the past 3 decades? Do you guys have any explanations why Flair didn't make the cut? As far as I know he's signed with TNA, right? But so is Hogan, and he's in the game, so...? Yeah, anyway, point being: Any ideas why we can't get The Nature Boy? I'd definitely shill out some extra cash for DLC Ric Flair.... woooo~! "
you are a very strange person.
#13 Posted by Marcsman (3120 posts) -


I think the WWE considers Bob Backlund more of a legend for their brand.

Personally give me The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff  or King Kong Bundy

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