Ric Flair Didn’t Feel Comfortable With Lacey Evans Storyline, Explains Why He Went Through With It
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Ric Flair says he wasn’t really comfortable with his recent WWE storyline with Lacey Evans, but he didn’t feel comfortable trying to turn it down.
Many viewers criticized the storyline that saw Ric Flair and Lacey Evans linked as a romantic pair, and now Flair is explaining why he went through with it in the first place. Flair was a guest on the Ariel Helwani MMA Show and he revealed that he didn’t really care for his last WWE storyline, but he went through with it because he’s never been someone that turns down an angle.
“In this instance, I didn’t [feel comfortable.] The one thing I’ve learned [is] 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 [Vince] Russo. I’ve had my head shaved. I mean if you look at the other top guys in our industry, whether it’s Shawn [Michaels] or Hunter or Undertaker or Bret Hart,” Flair said, “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,” Flair explained, “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.”
Flair went on to explain what Vince McMahon saw in Evans, a former Marine, and why he wanted to elevate her and push her to success.
“He just made up his mind,” said Flair. “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 [McMahon] 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. But it just didn’t fit this time,” Flair stated. “We made the best of it and then ultimately, she ended up, she’s pregnant now with her husband.”
“You’re not gonna win the argument him because he’s smarter and he’s the boss,” said Flair. “We may be the smartest guy I’ve ever met because he never stops being the best.”
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