It had been several months now since Ric Flair had talked about the use of The Man in WWE linked to the figure of Becky Lynch since the wrestler had abandoned him to become Big Time Becks. Presumably the legend has come back to talk about it because Becky Lynch brought her term out again during her promo in the episode of Raw post SummerSlam, where she also announced that she would be taking a spell of fear due to injury.
In fact, according to him, other wrestling legends like Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart would have shared the same problems he had with using that nickname if WWE had decided to use one of their nicknames for Irish.
Ric Flair's words
During his recent appearance on the To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair said that any other wrestling legend like Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, The Undertaker, or Stone Cold would have complained if WWE entrusted their gimmick to Becky Lynch.
"People ask me all the time about me and Hunter. Our disagreement was over the trademark. But how many guys,. this is an opportunity to deal with this. Do you think if it was Shawn Michaels or Steve Austin or Taker or Bret Hart, if they had named Becky Lynch as Hitman Becky or Heartbreak Becky, for example, wouldn't they have been pissed off too? We're not just talking about a name, we're talking about millions of dollars.
Millions, as you know. Goods by the millions." Then he also added: "But I think people at that level of notoriety who have worked so hard on their brand would be as angry as I was." Speaking further about selling the brand to WWE, he claimed he won, even though he didn't earn a penny from selling the brand: "In the end I won.
They don't have The Man anyway. Even if I sold it to them, they can't have it." But I didn't make a single penny. So what did they win?"