I just think there is not much left in the Nature Boy's tank. There is not a ton that they can do with him from an in ring standpoint, however, being HHH's fetch-it boy is a little below him as well. I am HOPING that the pay off is Flair taking a young gun under his wing and turning on H. I agree that the feud with Taker was well done, and I still remember marking out HUGE the night he came back.
"So this is the Pacific Northwest, huh? What a dump," said Angle, "Why do we have to come to Seattle? If it wasn't for Kurt Cobain and 'Frasier,' nobody outside this rain forest would even know who you people are."
Originally posted by DoploI just think there is not much left in the Nature Boy's tank. There is not a ton that they can do with him from an in ring standpoint, however, being HHH's fetch-it boy is a little below him as well. I am HOPING that the pay off is Flair taking a young gun under his wing and turning on H. I agree that the feud with Taker was well done, and I still remember marking out HUGE the night he came back.
I remeber marking out HUGE too... I had fallen asleep reading a book and woke up and saw it was like 10:48 and was like "OH SHIT RAW!!!!" and I turn on the TV to see Vince and Angle in the ring talking about striping Austin of the belt, but when Flair's music hit... it was great. Also, if you wanted to see an arena EXPLODE, at the Rumble this year when Flair slapped the Figure-Four on Vince the place went nuts, I guess all the old Atlanta NWA fans remeber and have a soft spot for Flair.
Eventually, the tank was going to run out, and it has. The good thing about his year in the WWF/E is it helped erase the very end of WCW, when he was forced by Dusty Rhodes to kiss an Ass. I think its time for Ric to move into the color commentary seat on RAW.
I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
I agree that Flair came onto the scene with a bang but is performing at whimper-level right now. But like the WWE, I have no idea how to use him effectively. I can think of no angle beyond what he's doing now that makes any sense.
"That's how you become great, man: you hang your balls out there." - The dorky Kinko's clerk on Jerry Maguire
I like krakken's idea about Flair leading a heel stable. I miss the the old days of the heel stables like Bobby Heenan used to have. You know, where he'd "manage" like 4 or 5 guys but they all didnt have to come out together for every match like the stables do today, but they'd still run down and cheat for each other if necessary?
They started out right, letting Flair be Flair but then they started forcing him into the WWE style of promos and skits. I guess that's what happens when you put Flair on a show with a head writer who probably even know about Flair's greatness.
The defining moment of Flair's run was his match with Rock in Charlotte when they didn't even give Flair promo time to hype it up.
Flair could've really meant something if he only did the occasional PPV match with the big names but instead they put him on TV every week, they put him on the road and totally exposed him.
it just seems weird seeing Flair give head to anyone esp. HHH. I mean he was always THE MAN... i agree with the earlier idea of giving him a young heel stable... although id prefer it to be one young heel who needs guidance
Actually, when I was there, DSF did kind of a condensed show for WCW and WWF which trailed the actual shows by about a week or two. It's horribly overdubbed in German by the overanxious hosts of the show . . . but it's still the real thing.