Ric Flair: ‘The World Champion Doesn’t Ride In KIAs’
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Ric Flair styles and profiles with Car Shield, but KIAs? That’s another story for The Nature Boy. On a recent episode of What Happened When with Tony Schiavone, Conrad Thompson shared a story of him almost getting an Uber with Ric Flair several years back in the early years of ride share, but the 16-Time World Champion presented some stipulations when he was caught off guard by an unsavory sedan.
“So we’re waiting, this call pulls up, window rolls down, says, ‘Get in.’ Ric starts laughing, ‘Yeah. Get the fuck outta here.’ And so the guy’s like, ‘No, seriously, I’m your ride. He’s like, ‘I got a car coming buddy, thank you though, appreciate you watching.’ And he’s like, ‘No, no, no. “So-and-so” sent me,’ (Whoever the promoter was),” Conrad notes, “And Ric’s like, ‘What?’ And the guy says, ‘Yeah, yeah. I’m supposed to pick you up.’ He says, ‘The World Champion doesn’t ride in KIAs so get a fuckin’ town car, get a Cadillac and come back.’ He’s like, ‘No, I’m not a car service, this is an Uber.’ He’s like, ‘I don’t care what your name is, get out of here.’ So I was like, ‘No, Ric, this is our car.’ He’s like, ‘Conrad, I’m not getting in a fuckin’ Uber. I’m not doing it.'”
Transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo of WrestleZone
Gotta live the gimmick, brother. You can check out the entire episode of What Happened When below: