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Ric Flair makes SENSATIONAL promise to Tony Khan

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In a recent and unexpected turn of events, wrestling legend Ric Flair has openly addressed the criticisms surrounding his involvement with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Flair, known for his illustrious career and charismatic personality, took to social media to express his willingness to step away from AEW if he feels he’s becoming a liability to the company and its president, Tony Khan.

Ric Flair’s statement comes in the wake of some controversial moments since his debut in AEW. Notably, during a promo segment taped for an episode of AEW Rampage, Flair made a provocative comment that invited young women in the audience to meet him in his hotel room, excluding their boyfriends or husbands.

This remark has sparked a debate among fans and critics alike, questioning the appropriateness of such comments in today’s wrestling landscape.

Ric Flair: A Legend’s “Self-Awareness”

Flair’s response to the backlash is both reflective and candid.

On Twitter, he expressed his exhaustion with the negativity and emphasised his desire to simply enjoy life alongside his friend Sting, who is approaching his retirement match at AEW Revolution 2024.

Flair talked his age and his right to “enjoy life”, stating, “I know I’m old, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy life! I have earned the right to do whatever I want & I’m exactly where I want to be!”

Ric Flair: The Promise to Tony Khan

The most striking aspect of Flair’s statement was his promise to AEW’s Tony Khan. Flair showed an interesting level of professionalism and respect for the wrestling business and Khan’s company, at least it appeared that way.

He stated, “I appreciate everything @TonyKhan, but I’m more than willing to walk away if I am embarrassing you and your company. All I can say is I’m sorry!”

Looking Ahead

As AEW continues to grow and evolve, the involvement of legends like Ric Flair will always be a topic of discussion.

Flair’s recent comments and his promise to Tony Khan highlight the delicate balance between respecting the legacy of wrestling’s past while navigating its future.

FAQs

  • What did Ric Flair say about leaving AEW?
    • Ric Flair expressed his willingness to leave AEW if he feels he’s embarrassing the company or its president, Tony Khan.
  • Why did Ric Flair make this statement?
    • Flair’s statement came after receiving criticism for his recent actions and comments in AEW, particularly a controversial remark made during a promo.
  • What was the nature of Flair’s controversial comment?
    • Flair invited young women in the audience to meet him in his hotel room, a comment that sparked debate about its appropriateness.
  • How has the wrestling community reacted to Flair’s statement?
    • The community has shown mixed reactions, with many appreciating Flair’s self-awareness and others debating the role of veteran wrestlers in modern wrestling.
  • What does this mean for Flair’s future in AEW?
    • Flair’s future in AEW remains uncertain, but his statement shows a readiness to step back if it benefits the company.
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