Speaking on Busted Open Radio, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has stated that he wanted to get physical during his recent storyline with Lacey Evans and Charlotte Flair, but WWE higher-ups wouldn’t clear him to get into the ring.
Flair has revealed what while he has been cleared by his own doctors, the WWE medical team will not clear him for physicality due to his health issues. This saw a recent pitch for him to get physical rejected.
“I did have some ideas. My problem was, they won’t let me get in the ring because it’s so hard to get me cleared because of my health issues, even though I have been cleared by my doctors. I just don’t think they’re prepared to let me get in the ring in case something happened. I could have 40 releases, but, it would be that, why the hell are you doing that? Why the hell are you letting him do that? I actually wanted to put sweat clothes on and work out with her, which I thought would have been great and teach her some things and actually have her emulate my character, doing the flips, suplex in, turn around, begging off. I had it all written down, but they wouldn’t let me get in the ring. I had the master plan. It would have been fun. It never came to fruition and I’m happy that things worked out like they did, especially for her because I think she was upset, a little bit, but then she said, ‘Hey, I’m having a baby. This is what’s supposed to happen. I’m young. I have a beautiful daughter and now I’ve got a second one on the way.’ Everybody wants to be on TV, but, in this case, if she’s not going to be on TV for a while, it’s for a very wonderful reason that we’re all aware of.”
With Lacey Evans now likely off TV after announcing her pregnancy two weeks ago, it is likely that Ric Flair will also no longer be used on Monday Night Raw.
Thanks to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.