– Ric Flair Recalls Throwing Away His Rolex While Being Drunk, Drinking With The Undertaker
During a recent Q&A session, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair talked about some interesting stories. Below are the highlights:
On being struck by lightning:
“1982, I had just won the world title. I was flying from Miami. They didn’t have jetways then. Landed in a huge torrential downpour. Finally it slowed down enough to just drizzling. I was the second to come off, there was a woman ahead of me.
Halfway to the door, all of a sudden, I felt this pulling. It shot sparks 30 feet up in the air. Everyone was screaming. Lightning had hit my umbrella, right up where it had the metal tip and bounced off and hit the guy in the eye behind me and killed him. I froze.”
On drinking with The Undertaker:
“1991, flew from New York to Tokyo to wrestle one match. We roared all night long, then got on a plane. Slept three hours and flew to England for another match. Drank all night, then flew back to Chicago.
I was sitting in first class, and when I work up, I was laying in coach with my arms across me like Rest in Peace an hour and a half after the plane landed. I missed my connection and the cleanup crew woke me up.”
On throwing away his Rolex while being drunk:
“He and I and Harvey Grant and Curt Hennig started out again. That damn Jack Daniels. Next thing, I woke up in the morning with some alien (a woman) next to me.
There were two aliens (two women) actually and I couldn’t find my Rolex. I woke her up and said ‘where’s my Rolex. You threw it in a plate of spaghetti at Sabatinos and said you had 11 of ’em, no big deal.'”
On the match that got his confidence back in WWE:
“I just came back at WrestleMania. We talked about it and got off the subject. Hunter came to me and said, 2002, Toronto, my self confidence was at an all-time low. It was a fight to get myself going. They kept putting me in situations where I had to perform, but I was a shell of myself.
Hunter said Taker wants to work with you at WrestleMania. I said, ‘I’m not ready for WrestleMania with the Undertaker, mentally.’ That’s what got me back in the saddle. We had a hell of a match. He got me up and running. He was going to give me the Last Ride, I hated that.
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I was a little heavy, and he said dammit and gave me the Tombstone. I was never so happy to have been Tombstoned. It was outlawed, but he gave it to me.”
– Raw Wrestler Comments On Her Recent Absence From WWE TV
During a recent interview with The Mirror, Raw wrestler Nia Jax commented on her recent absence from WWE TV. Below is what she said:
“Actually I had live events off for the last couple of weeks because that’s just how it worked out, for cycling and stuff, so I got a little rest from TV because I wasn’t in anything storyline-wise, so I had a little rest there. But yeah, it’s been great.
I love what we do, I love the storytelling, especially being such a different character and obviously a different size than everybody, we get to play on that and it’s always cool to see where we can go in the ring.”