• Ric Flair Wasn’t Comfortable In Doing A Recent WWE Storyline
2-Time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair spoke to ESPN and talked about his RAW storyline with Lacey Evans prior to WrestleMania 37, which included him turning on his real-life daughter Charlotte Flair and getting romantically involved with Evans.
WATCH: Lacey Evans Kisses Ric Flair On RAW Legends Night:
Here’s what The Nature Boy had to say about the storyline:
“In this instance, I didn’t feel comfortable. The one thing I’ve learned, you’re not gonna win a war when someone’s got their mind made up. And Charlotte most definitely didn’t like it.
But the one thing I can say about me is I always said yes. Because I didn’t want to be that guy that was always going oh god, that isn’t perfect for me.
I mean, I don’t know how much you’ve followed my career, but I have been buried in the desert by Russo. I’ve had my head shaved. I mean if you look at the other top guys in our industry, whether it’s Shawn or Hunter or Undertaker or Bret Hart, nobody’s gone through all this.
I mean I’ve done everything. I’ve weathered every storm and I’ve come back, but when that was all over, I was mad. But now I don’t feel angry, I just look back and say I weathered it.
And this was something where I got to TV and Mr. McMahon wasn’t there to argue the point with. And he had stuff going on, and I don’t like to put the pressure on someone if I can’t talk to him.
He just made up his mind, I think a lot of it is because she’s a marine, and God only knows we cannot give enough back to the people that serve in the military. And that’s a given. And I think Vince wanted her to be successful, and the way to get successful sometimes is to take two of the people that are doing really well, and give them the rub.
She’s a nice girl, but it just didn’t fit this time, we made the best of it and then ultimately, she ended up, she’s pregnant now with her husband.
It was never anything personal, I barely know her. You’re not gonna win the argument with McMahon because he’s smarter and he’s the boss.
He may be the smartest guy I’ve ever met because he never stops being the best.”
• Old School Wrestling Manager Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Manager Col. Robert Parker (Real name: Robert Welch) celebrates his 73rd birthday today.
Well established in various territories as a professional wrestler under his ring name “Robert Fuller”, he joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1993 and became known as “Col. Robert Parker”, manager of Stunning Steve Austin, The Amazing French Canadians, Terry Funk, Sid Vicious, Bunkhouse Buck & Meng.
In 1998, Fuller went to the World Wrestling Federation, where they renamed him “Tennessee Lee” and he became the manager of Jeff Jarrett.
In 2006, he had a cameo on TNA iMPACT Wrestling TV, where he was seen talking to Bobby Roode.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERT FULLER!