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Ric Flair Explains Why He Stopped Giving Advice To Young Wrestlers

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Ric Flair, one of the greatest pro wrestling legends of all time with a career spanning 6 decades, made waves in All Elite Wrestling during Sting’s retirement storyline in recent months.

However, amidst the buzz surrounding his AEW venture, Flair shared a surprising revelation during an interview with KARE 11.

The wrestling icon candidly disclosed his decision to step back from offering advice to aspiring wrestlers, particularly the younger generation.

Ric attributed this shift in his approach to the realization that when wrestlers sought his guidance, they often sought similar counsel from individuals significantly younger than himself.

Here’s what The Nature Boy had to say:

“I don’t really do that too much anymore because, if you want to know the truth, and it’s sad, but I think it’s the same way in not just wrestling, but in other sports, the kids, the younger generation looks more at what the fans are saying.

Social media, and they are sensitive. Everybody is sensitive and it’s hurtful, but I quit giving advice when somebody asked me something and then I saw them walk over and ask someone 20 years younger the same question.

I’m only going to tell them once, if they ask, and they really don’t ask. People still ask me to watch their match and give my critiques, I do that. I’m delighted when someone asks me that.

Someone just asked me last week. I love to help them out. I’ve had so much experience and wrestle so many different personalities, different body types, different styles, and I’m honored when they ask me that and I like to give them advice.”

This revelation sheds light on Flair’s evolving perspective on mentoring and coaching within the wrestling industry.

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