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Since: 17.8.04
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.35
I personally feel that Ric Flair being in Evolution is useless, all he basically does is help cheat and flop around. Don't get me wrong he is a great wrestler but I feel its about that time for him to retire, if not, he might as well just become a manager only and not wrestle. I also noticed, I don't know if anyone else has, that Ric Flair has been wrestling slower and slower and some of the bumps he takes are just sick for his age, he's selling his bumps just like good ol' Marty Jannetty. I mean come on, I don't think anyone wants to see Ric Flair do a Flare Flop one day and not get up, it would just be heart shattering. I basically see flair as being a good manager only because of his experience and I'm pretty sure he would most likely still help cheat but hey, at least we don't have to see him flopping around and selling bumps that a man his age just shouldn't do.

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Since: 21.3.04
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.43
Flair is:

JJ Dillon
Paul Jones
Fred Blassie
Mr. Fuji
Lou Albano
Rick Rude
Billy Graham

He is a superstar's dream. A man that knows the inside and outs of wrestling is invalueable. He has the personality that grabs you like Jimmy Hart or Jim Cornette. He has the toughness of Paul Ellering or Chyna. He has everything a manager needs, except the willingness to be only a manager.

Does Ric Flair belong in Evolution, yes. He should be the manager of champions in this outstanding group. Ric as good as he is, should step back, and let the sport evolve without him being in the ring.



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Since: 12.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
I'm not quite as concerned about Ric's physical health as you are, Kamala... don't get me wrong, I don't want to see him get hurt, but I'm not worried in a Kurt Angle-esque “Oh, my God, this man's one bad bump away from paralysis” way. As far as I can recall, Flair's last major injury was the plane crash in, I think, '75.

Of course I'm not keeping a Ric Flair injury scoreboard, so I may be wrong about that.

I agree, though, that Flair's time in the ring needs to be considerably more limited-- maybe even eliminated completely-- and he should be allowed to just be a manager. But before he does that, I'd like to see Flair work a program with Chris Benoit, 'cuz everytime they lock up, it's magic.

Bottom line to me is, the moment Flair wants to retire from active competition, he should be allowed to. But if he's still able and willing to get into that ring, who are we to tell 'im he shouldn't?

I think the biggest complaint I have about Flair's ring work is that he has to have certain spots in his matches, you know? Flair Flop? Check. Flair Flip, check. And how many damn times has he been thrown off of the top turnbuckle? I'd like for him to stop relying on those bumps so much. After awhile it's like, “Ric, you've been going off the top turnbuckle every night for the past 30 years, and it ends up well for you about 10% of the time. Isn't it logical to STOP DOING IT?”



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.01

Sure, Naitch belongs in Evolution. He's in there as Triple Schnozz's yes-man and towel boy. You reap what you sow. What Eagle Beak is doing for Triple HGH now is no different from what "AA" meat-cutter Marty Lunde was doing for Naitch back in the days. The two-faced Eagle Beak is now The Schnozz's man-servant. Hehe.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.00
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    I'm not quite as concerned about Ric's physical health as you are, Kamala... don't get me wrong, I don't want to see him get hurt, but I'm not worried in a Kurt Angle-esque “Oh, my God, this man's one bad bump away from paralysis” way. As far as I can recall, Flair's last major injury was the plane crash in, I think, '75.

    Of course I'm not keeping a Ric Flair injury scoreboard, so I may be wrong about that.




At this time, Flair has (potentially) a ruptured disc or two in his neck. Dunno if it still is, but earlier this year, he did have numbness in three of his fingers.

But there were major injuries between the plane crash and this. Cracked C5 disc in his neck in c. 1986, and major rotator cuff tears in 1996, the opposite shoulder tearing in 2000.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.58
I like Flair in the JJ Dillon role, of the veteran who is now sort of a manager type for them.



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Since: 16.8.04
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I think the main reason for Ric Flair to stay in Evolution is the same reason we are discussing Randy Ortons replacement...who is there?

Sure you can replace 1 but to find 2 you may as well disband Evolution.

Ric Flair is one of those wrestlers who will be able to choose when and where he wants to retire from active wrestling. Ric Flair is by my guess at least 10 years older than any other active wrestler in the WWE and with good management and careful ring activity has 5 years left at least

He could slowly let his ring activity decline from tag team matches and selected singles matches while taking over a managers role within Evolution.This wont stop him from donning the trunks at selected events in a managers feud or to jump in the ring to create a cheat situation.And Kamala that is the role of a cheat/heel.. to create interference thereby drawing heat from the crowd.. and doesnt he do it so well.



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Wanna know Ric Flair's true value in Evolution? Watch a tape of Batista from two years ago. He's improved several times over, and I can't help but think that having Flair hold his hand through his whole push has been at least a part of the reason for that.



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Well taking in only his talent and CEO money, even if he was somehow working 24 hours per day he's making $225 an hour roughly. Add in his dividend intake, and he's pulling down just over $1200/hr.
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