Two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair recently made an appearance for the Legend Of The Ring event in Hollywood, Florida with Hulk Hogan that made headlines, as the Hulkster stated that things were moving quickly towards a WWE return for himself (which you can check out here).
Also making some waves were comments made by ‘The Nature Boy’, who remarked that current WWE Superstar Ronda Rousey was only working under a one-year contract. The answer came when Flair was posed a question regarding a possible match against his daughter and current SmackDown Live Superstar, Charlotte Flair. ‘Naitch’ would claim that the match needed to take place soon:
“In my humble opinion, if Rousey wants to elevate her status in the company she needs to go through The Queen and The Queen ain’t afraid of her, I got news for you. I just saw her deadlift 315 lbs and she can bench 205 lbs for 6 reps. She is gifted beyond belief. I’m not involved obviously in any of the thinking but if they’re ever going to put the women where they belong, this is the year because I think Ronda has only signed a one-year deal and then she wants to get out of there. She wants to have kids and all that. She just needs to be be prepared to lose. Not if sure if Ronda likes that.”
After remembering back to when Rousey first arrived in the WWE in January, I did some digging and found Ronda’s previous comments to ESPN about the length of her contract with the company:
“They’ve got me for a multi-year deal and were just dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s so I didn’t lie about not putting pen to paper. I still haven’t yet but this is going to be my home for the next while.”
EA’s Take: I love you, Naitch, really do, but you’re wrong here. There it is, straight from the horse’s mouth herself, so everyone thinking she’s out the door next year can pump the brakes. Now, there has been speculation she may be looking to start having children with her husband, Travis Browne, however in such a case I’d imagine her contract would be frozen, thus extending her stay further should she have a baby and want to come back. It’s really amazing to me how many people have just taken Flair’s word here and run with it, as if he actually knows anything about people’s WWE deals other than perhaps Charlotte’s.
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