Ric Flair: "I will never stop thanking Vince McMahon and Triple H"
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 498
A guest on the latest edition of the To the Man podcast, Ric Flair revealed that he was not at all sure about signing with WWE again in 2001. Ric had in fact decided to leave WCW due to some disagreements with Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo.
Ric said: "I wouldn't be the icon I am today if it wasn't for WWE. I will never stop thanking Vince McMahon and Triple H for bringing me back to WWE in 2001, after I had a fight with Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo in WCW. I felt tremendously insecure during that time, but Vince and Hunter helped me figure out which direction to take." He could not miss an opinion on his last match: "I'm very satisfied.
I needed to get in the ring once again. I feel I left the scene in the right way, I don't know if I give the idea. I created a beautiful relationship with Andrade and it was a pleasure to share the ring with him. My whole family was there with me and we spent a wonderful weekend.
I couldn't have asked for better." Several WWE legends witnessed the Nature Boy’s latest performance live. On July 31, 2022, Ric Flair laced his boots for the last time and put on a memorable show. The 'Nature Boy' teamed up with his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to face Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal in a tag team match in Nashville.
The 73-year-old from Memphis made WWE history and wrestling in general, having entered the hearts of millions of fans in every corner of the planet. In addition to being a 16-time world champion, Ric was the first wrestler in history to be inducted twice into the WWE Hall of Fame, both individually and as a member of the Four Horsemen.
As if that weren't enough, Flair took away the satisfaction of completing the Triple Crown in both WCW and WWE.