• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 2, 1988) – The First Ever Flair vs. Sting Match
On this day in 1988, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair & his long time rival Sting wrestled in their first televised match ever:
• Return Announced For Next Week’s Raw
Former Intercontinental Champion The Miz will return to WWE programming on next week’s Raw. He was last seen on Raw when he lost the Intercontinental Championship to “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns.
— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2018
Speaking of Roman Reigns, he successfully defended the Intercontinental Championship against Samoa Joe on this week’s episode of Raw (with the stipulation being Reigns will lose the Title if he gets disqualified).
You can watch it below:
• Ric Flair’s Reaction To Hulk Hogan Calling Him The Greatest Of All Time, Hogan Helping Flair Financially
During a recent appearance on Neal Pruitt’s Secrets of WCW Nitro podcast, Rory Karpf (director of Ric Flair’s 30 For 30 Documentary) talked about Hulk Hogan putting over Ric Flair by saying Flair is the greatest of all time and Ric’s reaction to it.
Below is what Rory said:
“Those two have really become pretty good friends over the last couple of years. Ric said he wasn’t surprised to hear Hulk put him over like that in the movie.
From what I understand, they had maybe a little bit of a strained relationship going back to WCW, but then Hogan brought him to TNA, Hogan loaned him some money, they went on a tour together.
In fact… when Ric was in hospital, from what I was told, Hogan visited him twice – and was the first person to visit him – whereas a lot of wrestlers you might think would visit him didn’t even reach out.
Hogan sent me a really nice email that I thought was really kind. Mainly again – even in the email – Hogan put over Ric.
I’m hoping that Hogan will get to come back into Wrestling, because that’s where he belongs, and I think that’s his number one love.”