• Ex-Royal Rumble Winner Is Heartbroken That Vince McMahon Isn’t In Charge Of WWE Anymore
On a recent episode of his weekly ‘To Be The Man’ podcast, WCW/WWF Legend Ric Flair revealed that he is heartbroken about Vince McMahon not running WWE anymore, after the long time promoter was in charge of the company for 40 years, since 1982.
Here’s what The Nature Boy said about Vincent Kennedy McMahon:
“I’m heartbroken that he is not there anymore. I mean, I don’t know. I don’t, I don’t know the story. I don’t know any more than you do, but I just know that he lived and loved that business.
I hope that he is, you know, finding his way without it. Because when you put so much time into, I mean, I know how it’s still hard for me to walk away from it.”
Flair then revealed that he will be in San Antonio during the Royal Rumble weekend to sign autographs, when he said the following:
“I still like to watch it. I still like to be part of it. I’m looking forward to the 30th anniversary (of RAW). And by the way, of course social media screwed that up. I have not been invited to the (Royal) Rumble. I’m going, God, I’m going to San Antonio to sign autographs separately with Fitterman the day of the Rumble.”
Ric Flair wrestled professionally from his official debut on December 10th 1972 until his (final?) retirement match on July 31st 2022, and has won countless Titles during his long illustrious career, including 16 (official) World Titles, several Tag Team Titles and many, many other Championships.
He also won the 1992 Royal Rumble match, which is still widely considered the single best Royal Rumble match in history.
Flair was the 1st man to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame twice.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 12, 1988) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– King Haku vs. SD Jones (12/3/88; Boston Garden)
– Hercules vs. Boris Zhukov (12/6/88; Daytona Beach, FL; Ocean Center)
– Akeem (w/ Slick) vs. Pete Doherty (12/3/88; Boston Garden)
– Ron Garvin vs. Iron Mike Sharpe (12/6/88; Daytona Beach, FL; Ocean Center)
– Mr. Perfect vs. Jose Luis Rivera (12/4/88; Hamilton, Ontario; Copps Coliseum)
– Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (WWF Superstars – 11/15/88; San Francisco, CA; Cow Palace)
– Koko B. Ware vs. The Red Rooster