Ric Flair featured on Booker T’s “Hall Of Fame” podcast
On the latest episode of the “Nitty Gritty Dirt Show” on RussosBrand.com, host Billi Bhatti and former WWE writer Vince Russo discussed the shocking details of 16-time world champion Ric Flair’s contract. Bruce Prichard helped Ric Flair go back to television for the Lacey Evans angle. Wrestling-Edge transcribed Bhatti and Russo’s comments below.
Russo: Well Billi, we really don’t know how much of this could be financial. We know and it’s common knowledge that Ric Flair was a guy who didn’t save his money. Brother, I know for a fact that in TNA Wrestling, Flair had to borrow money from the company in advance. It is a fact. So he doesn’t know how much of this is financial and he goes to Bruce [Prichard] and Bruce is trying to get him on the shows to get him a payday. Vince is saying, ‘Well if I’m going to give him a payday, he’ll be doing A, B, C, and D’ and maybe because Flair needs a payday, he has to do A, B, C, and RE. ‘
Russo: “So there is a lot going on here that we are not 100 percent, bro.
Bhatti: I think my understanding of that situation is that WWE pays him enough in his legends contract to pay his alimony and I think everything else, Ric Flair stays that way, that’s why you see Ric Flair making cameos and endorsements and things like that. . However, WWE gave him a contract for $ 450,000 dollars in that legends deal, he is bigger than all the others.
Russo: $ 450,000 a year ?!
Russo: Holy shit!
Flair has been a fixture on WWE programming for the past month, with his character dating Lacey Evans, much to Charlotte’s chagrin.
The ‘elimination’ of AJ Styles from Raw Stuns Fans
The tag team of AJ Styles and Omos has been an opposing force in WWE, especially after winning the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship. However, during the recent edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, AJ Styles was not by his teammate’s side or on the show at all, as Omos took on Riddle. AJ Styles offered a great AEW match
As Fightful.com Managing Editor Sean Ross Sapp said on social media via Twitter: “Neither AJ Styles tonight? Hell”
In other AJ Styles news, during a recent Out of Character podcast with Ryan Satin, ‘The Phenomenal One’ reflected on his career and took a glimpse into the future on when he will hang up his boots forever. . While Styles did not give a definitive date, he did mention that his current contract with the company will be his last. Credit to StillRealToUs for the following.
“It’s a difficult thing and you understand it more now, when you know that you are nearing the end of your career, how difficult it will be to walk away because you enjoy the interaction of the fans, you enjoy everything about it: the friends who have become more like family. . That is hard. It’s hard to leave. It’s hard to adjust once you’re done. But I tried, I guess, what it is with the COVID stuff, but I didn’t say I liked it. So, I’m not sure when it will end for me, but, like I said before, I signed my last contract so we’ll see when it will be. I remember thinking, ‘I’ll be 40 when I retire. That’s when I’m going to retire. ‘ By the way, I was completely wrong. “
Neither AJ Styles tonight? Hell
– Sean Ross Sapp from Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) August 3, 2021
Does WWE fire big names after Bray Wyatt?
Former WWE star Bray Wyatt was recently released and shocked the entire wrestling world. The reason was referred to as “budget cuts.” However, it was noted that he had an incredible merchandise sale and that he made the company make a lot of money from his character.
WWE talents are unsure after Bray Wyatt’s release
Losing it will free up your great contract, but it also eliminates future merchandise possibilities. He was also one of the most popular members of the WWE roster. Rumor leaks from the new WWE Smackdown network
Fightful Select reported that Wyatt’s merchandise sales numbers were not lost on anyone. His release also made several people on the list believe that their jobs are no longer safe, no matter how high up they are on the billboard.
“Wyatt was well known within the company for moving merchandise when he was an active actor, and several other longtime stars said they don’t feel their jobs are safe any longer, despite their previous card positions or pushes. “
WWE cut Wyatt, who was one of the top stars, and sent a great message to the roster. We’ll see what’s next for Wyatt in the coming months.
Bray Wyatt ‘sabotaged’ in WWE by two big names
To say that ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt’s release from his WWE contract today was a shocking and surprising move within the WWE universe would be an understatement, as not only fans, but also those internally have been thrilled with him. movement. Did Vince McMahon ‘save’ Bray Wyatt from the launch?
Bray Wyatt’s release came today at the behest of Nick Khan due to what are known as ‘budget cuts’ within the company. Still, this move is shocking given the fact that Wyatt was one of the company’s biggest merchandise salesmen and had invested heavily in his character.
Ringside News reports that a new report from PWInsider indicates that while the finger is being pointed at Nick Khan, the WWE president for this surprising move, one can also see the relationship between Vince McMahon and Bray Wyatt developing ‘hot and cold ‘.
Vince McMahon also recently leaked this bold claim from Ted Turner. According to the report itself: “Others noted that Wyatt and Vince McMahon’s relationship behind the scenes was very hot and cold at times and that McMahon has given Khan the ability to run things far more than anyone else has been able to. achieve historically, for what there is probably less of a rejection of the idea of removing a big money contract from the ledger. “