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Ric Flair Explains Why WWE Is Having Trouble In Finding “The Guy”

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (July 10, 1993) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Center in Huntington, West Virginia and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1993’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. The Smoking Gunns vs. WT Jones & Rock Werner

2. Crush vs. Doink The Clown

3. Shawn Michaels vs. Kevin Kruger

4. Men on a Mission vs. Mitch Bishop & Chad Miller

• Ric Flair Explains Why WWE Is Having Trouble In Finding “The Guy”

During a recent appearance on WINCLY podcast, two time WWE Hall of Famer “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair explained why WWE is having trouble figuring out who “The Guy” is.

Below is what Flair said:

“This is one of those times in the business where they are looking for ‘The Guy’… ‘The Guy’ being Hulk Hogan – I’m going WWE – ‘The Guy’ being Roddy Piper, ‘The Guy’ being Shawn Michaels, ‘The Guy’ being Hunter [Triple H], ‘The Guy’ being Undertaker, ‘The Guy’ being The Rock, ‘The Guy’ being Stone Cold.

I think that Roman [Reigns] was going to be ‘The Guy’ and then, of course, the illness set him back. I think he still can be but it’s hard. They have some great talent, great wrestlers, but they’re having some hard time, in my estimation, figuring out who ‘The Guy’ is. And it’s not because they’re not talented.

I think they’re just getting crossed, and mixed feelings, and mixed emotions from different people. You’d have to have been a wrestler for a long time to see that. But you watch the show, if you watch it weekly like I still enjoy watching, mostly because of my daughter. I like to see what the girls are doing on RAW now and I always watch SmackDown and see what she’s doing.

They usually come out of WrestleMania with three or four angles, or really good things to run with, and they literally came out of WrestleMania this year, for the first time in a long time, I think, pretty flat. So, it’s just hard. Ronda [Rousey] went away, Brock [Lesnar] went away, and you’ve got to move forward.

They had a tremendous WrestleMania; made a statement with the women and all that. I think the women proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they deserve that spot and main event. And then they pulled it off even going in the ring at 12-o’-clock at night, they still had a phenomenal match and the fans stayed to watch it. But the next day, they needed to come up with something as big and I just think that it’s hard to do that every year.

They have the wrestling with SmackDown, and RAW, and they have NXT. And here’s Hunter literally working four days a week and then figuring out a time to get his workout in because he’s like Vince, would rather work out at 2-o’-clock in the morning rather than miss a workout, and then find a time to be creative.

And Stephanie, who is the best heel on a regular basis and the best heel they have right now even not being on TV, is home with the kids. Which I think is her decision. It’s hard to do both when they get to that age where they need their mom, and I get that. But I used to turn the show on just to see Stephanie and I think a lot of other people did too, so, now you’ve got to find a new heel.”

They’ve got some phenomenal talent [in WWE right now]. I’m not saying they’re not carrying the torch, I’m saying that they haven’t, in my opinion, decided who they want to carry it.

You’ve got Roman, you’ve got Seth [Rollins], you’ve got AJ Styles, all three tremendous. Randy Orton: there isn’t a better worker in the business, when he wants to work, than Randy Orton.

But Randy has been there. When he does those interviews where he says he’s been here for fifteen years and done it all, that’s the truth! That’s how fast time has gone by. Randy Orton, if you take his size into consideration, his looks, it’s hard to say Randy is not ‘The Man’.”

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