Flair Must Die?

Hi Scott,
Been reading you nearly half my life.  Terrifying.
I am releasing this video to help raise awareness of the need to humanely
destroy Ric Flair.
http://youtu.be/7ISF_8hRf3M
For years, wrestling fans around the world have sought to have Ric Flair
mercifully put down. But each time, he gets down on his knees, begs them
not to, then pokes them in the eye.
It is estimated that each time Ric Flair tarnishes his legacy by
performing, millions of dollars in revenue is lost, from DVDs no one will
purchase out of embarrassment, to the $43 Flair is paid per appearance by
TNA.
Wrestling fans need your support. We are their voice.

Man, Shane Douglas is really getting desperate for attention. 

Flair Must Die?

Hi Scott,
Been reading you nearly half my life.  Terrifying.
I am releasing this video to help raise awareness of the need to humanely
destroy Ric Flair.
http://youtu.be/7ISF_8hRf3M
For years, wrestling fans around the world have sought to have Ric Flair
mercifully put down. But each time, he gets down on his knees, begs them
not to, then pokes them in the eye.
It is estimated that each time Ric Flair tarnishes his legacy by
performing, millions of dollars in revenue is lost, from DVDs no one will
purchase out of embarrassment, to the $43 Flair is paid per appearance by
TNA.
Wrestling fans need your support. We are their voice.

Man, Shane Douglas is really getting desperate for attention. 

Flair Must Die?

Hi Scott,
Been reading you nearly half my life.  Terrifying.
I am releasing this video to help raise awareness of the need to humanely
destroy Ric Flair.
http://youtu.be/7ISF_8hRf3M
For years, wrestling fans around the world have sought to have Ric Flair
mercifully put down. But each time, he gets down on his knees, begs them
not to, then pokes them in the eye.
It is estimated that each time Ric Flair tarnishes his legacy by
performing, millions of dollars in revenue is lost, from DVDs no one will
purchase out of embarrassment, to the $43 Flair is paid per appearance by
TNA.
Wrestling fans need your support. We are their voice.

Man, Shane Douglas is really getting desperate for attention. 

Flair Must Die?

Hi Scott,
Been reading you nearly half my life.  Terrifying.
I am releasing this video to help raise awareness of the need to humanely
destroy Ric Flair.
http://youtu.be/7ISF_8hRf3M
For years, wrestling fans around the world have sought to have Ric Flair
mercifully put down. But each time, he gets down on his knees, begs them
not to, then pokes them in the eye.
It is estimated that each time Ric Flair tarnishes his legacy by
performing, millions of dollars in revenue is lost, from DVDs no one will
purchase out of embarrassment, to the $43 Flair is paid per appearance by
TNA.
Wrestling fans need your support. We are their voice.

Man, Shane Douglas is really getting desperate for attention. 

Hall of Flair

Any ideas/guesses on if Flair will be in attendance for this? Do we know what his contract was like for Impact Wrestling? I’m intrigued with the fact that Lex Luger has admitted he will be in attendance. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/219016/Lex-Luger-Talks-Exclusion-From-Horsemen-Hall-of-Fame-Induction.htm

Dave and Bryan were actually discussing this on WOL this morning, and Dave’s feeling is that TNA should pray to Buddha and all the gods that Flair actually shows up and does the induction on TV, because it would be like handing TNA a giant pile of money.  Not from any usage they might get out of Flair, but because Panda’s lawyers would have a slam dunk case of contract violation against WWE and it would be worth MILLIONS.  They could, at the bare minimum, reasonably ask for a percentage of the gate due to Flair’s name being used to advertise it ($$$), then a percentage of the DVD sales ($$$), then damages against TNA itself due to their contracted talent being illegally put on WWE TV ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$).  If they’re smart they’re already sending cease-and-desist letters as we speak, because we know that Vince is just the kind of guy to ignore them on general principles.  Or he might just cut them a cheque to shut them up.  Either way, girlfriend gon’ get paaaaaaaaaaaid.  And then on the unbelievably ironic flipside, Vince is now forbidding CM Punk from walking to the cage with Chael Sonnen and in fact has strongly recommended that he not even attend the show.  Yes, Vince’s micromanaging has now extended to telling his talent what sporting events they are allowed to attend on their days off. 

Hall of Flair

Any ideas/guesses on if Flair will be in attendance for this? Do we know what his contract was like for Impact Wrestling? I’m intrigued with the fact that Lex Luger has admitted he will be in attendance. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/219016/Lex-Luger-Talks-Exclusion-From-Horsemen-Hall-of-Fame-Induction.htm

Dave and Bryan were actually discussing this on WOL this morning, and Dave’s feeling is that TNA should pray to Buddha and all the gods that Flair actually shows up and does the induction on TV, because it would be like handing TNA a giant pile of money.  Not from any usage they might get out of Flair, but because Panda’s lawyers would have a slam dunk case of contract violation against WWE and it would be worth MILLIONS.  They could, at the bare minimum, reasonably ask for a percentage of the gate due to Flair’s name being used to advertise it ($$$), then a percentage of the DVD sales ($$$), then damages against TNA itself due to their contracted talent being illegally put on WWE TV ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$).  If they’re smart they’re already sending cease-and-desist letters as we speak, because we know that Vince is just the kind of guy to ignore them on general principles.  Or he might just cut them a cheque to shut them up.  Either way, girlfriend gon’ get paaaaaaaaaaaid.  And then on the unbelievably ironic flipside, Vince is now forbidding CM Punk from walking to the cage with Chael Sonnen and in fact has strongly recommended that he not even attend the show.  Yes, Vince’s micromanaging has now extended to telling his talent what sporting events they are allowed to attend on their days off. 

Hall of Flair

Any ideas/guesses on if Flair will be in attendance for this? Do we know what his contract was like for Impact Wrestling? I’m intrigued with the fact that Lex Luger has admitted he will be in attendance. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/219016/Lex-Luger-Talks-Exclusion-From-Horsemen-Hall-of-Fame-Induction.htm

Dave and Bryan were actually discussing this on WOL this morning, and Dave’s feeling is that TNA should pray to Buddha and all the gods that Flair actually shows up and does the induction on TV, because it would be like handing TNA a giant pile of money.  Not from any usage they might get out of Flair, but because Panda’s lawyers would have a slam dunk case of contract violation against WWE and it would be worth MILLIONS.  They could, at the bare minimum, reasonably ask for a percentage of the gate due to Flair’s name being used to advertise it ($$$), then a percentage of the DVD sales ($$$), then damages against TNA itself due to their contracted talent being illegally put on WWE TV ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$).  If they’re smart they’re already sending cease-and-desist letters as we speak, because we know that Vince is just the kind of guy to ignore them on general principles.  Or he might just cut them a cheque to shut them up.  Either way, girlfriend gon’ get paaaaaaaaaaaid.  And then on the unbelievably ironic flipside, Vince is now forbidding CM Punk from walking to the cage with Chael Sonnen and in fact has strongly recommended that he not even attend the show.  Yes, Vince’s micromanaging has now extended to telling his talent what sporting events they are allowed to attend on their days off. 

Hall of Flair

Any ideas/guesses on if Flair will be in attendance for this? Do we know what his contract was like for Impact Wrestling? I’m intrigued with the fact that Lex Luger has admitted he will be in attendance. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/219016/Lex-Luger-Talks-Exclusion-From-Horsemen-Hall-of-Fame-Induction.htm

Dave and Bryan were actually discussing this on WOL this morning, and Dave’s feeling is that TNA should pray to Buddha and all the gods that Flair actually shows up and does the induction on TV, because it would be like handing TNA a giant pile of money.  Not from any usage they might get out of Flair, but because Panda’s lawyers would have a slam dunk case of contract violation against WWE and it would be worth MILLIONS.  They could, at the bare minimum, reasonably ask for a percentage of the gate due to Flair’s name being used to advertise it ($$$), then a percentage of the DVD sales ($$$), then damages against TNA itself due to their contracted talent being illegally put on WWE TV ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$).  If they’re smart they’re already sending cease-and-desist letters as we speak, because we know that Vince is just the kind of guy to ignore them on general principles.  Or he might just cut them a cheque to shut them up.  Either way, girlfriend gon’ get paaaaaaaaaaaid.  And then on the unbelievably ironic flipside, Vince is now forbidding CM Punk from walking to the cage with Chael Sonnen and in fact has strongly recommended that he not even attend the show.  Yes, Vince’s micromanaging has now extended to telling his talent what sporting events they are allowed to attend on their days off. 

Hall of Flair

Any ideas/guesses on if Flair will be in attendance for this? Do we know what his contract was like for Impact Wrestling? I’m intrigued with the fact that Lex Luger has admitted he will be in attendance. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/219016/Lex-Luger-Talks-Exclusion-From-Horsemen-Hall-of-Fame-Induction.htm

Dave and Bryan were actually discussing this on WOL this morning, and Dave’s feeling is that TNA should pray to Buddha and all the gods that Flair actually shows up and does the induction on TV, because it would be like handing TNA a giant pile of money.  Not from any usage they might get out of Flair, but because Panda’s lawyers would have a slam dunk case of contract violation against WWE and it would be worth MILLIONS.  They could, at the bare minimum, reasonably ask for a percentage of the gate due to Flair’s name being used to advertise it ($$$), then a percentage of the DVD sales ($$$), then damages against TNA itself due to their contracted talent being illegally put on WWE TV ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$).  If they’re smart they’re already sending cease-and-desist letters as we speak, because we know that Vince is just the kind of guy to ignore them on general principles.  Or he might just cut them a cheque to shut them up.  Either way, girlfriend gon’ get paaaaaaaaaaaid.  And then on the unbelievably ironic flipside, Vince is now forbidding CM Punk from walking to the cage with Chael Sonnen and in fact has strongly recommended that he not even attend the show.  Yes, Vince’s micromanaging has now extended to telling his talent what sporting events they are allowed to attend on their days off. 

Hogan v. Flair

Hey Scott, Long time reader way back from Wrestleline etc. Question – what was the real story behind WM VIII, ie why didn’t Vince book Hogan vs Flair and build it up as the biggest match of all time? I would guess that no one wanted to do the job, but Flair clearly had no problem jobbing to Hogan 2 years later in WCW, so what gives? To my mind there were three epic Hogan Wrestlemanias, WM III vs andre, WM VI vs warrior, and WM XVIII vs Rock, (all btw in a dome which I think was necessary for all three) so why did this one (also in a dome) not happen? And if Vince was trying to save it for a later time, when was that going to be?

He wasn’t trying to save anything, he just didn’t have confidence in Flair-Hogan as a main event and never actually intended to go with it.  And to be fair, the house show run in 1991 was a success the first time around, but by the second swing business was way down and Flair was pretty much just another Hogan challenger.  There was no evidence that the Hogan-Flair dream match was going to do any kind of business, so they went with the more storyline heavy double main event instead. 

Hogan v. Flair

Hey Scott, Long time reader way back from Wrestleline etc. Question – what was the real story behind WM VIII, ie why didn’t Vince book Hogan vs Flair and build it up as the biggest match of all time? I would guess that no one wanted to do the job, but Flair clearly had no problem jobbing to Hogan 2 years later in WCW, so what gives? To my mind there were three epic Hogan Wrestlemanias, WM III vs andre, WM VI vs warrior, and WM XVIII vs Rock, (all btw in a dome which I think was necessary for all three) so why did this one (also in a dome) not happen? And if Vince was trying to save it for a later time, when was that going to be?

He wasn’t trying to save anything, he just didn’t have confidence in Flair-Hogan as a main event and never actually intended to go with it.  And to be fair, the house show run in 1991 was a success the first time around, but by the second swing business was way down and Flair was pretty much just another Hogan challenger.  There was no evidence that the Hogan-Flair dream match was going to do any kind of business, so they went with the more storyline heavy double main event instead. 

Hogan v. Flair

Hey Scott, Long time reader way back from Wrestleline etc. Question – what was the real story behind WM VIII, ie why didn’t Vince book Hogan vs Flair and build it up as the biggest match of all time? I would guess that no one wanted to do the job, but Flair clearly had no problem jobbing to Hogan 2 years later in WCW, so what gives? To my mind there were three epic Hogan Wrestlemanias, WM III vs andre, WM VI vs warrior, and WM XVIII vs Rock, (all btw in a dome which I think was necessary for all three) so why did this one (also in a dome) not happen? And if Vince was trying to save it for a later time, when was that going to be?

He wasn’t trying to save anything, he just didn’t have confidence in Flair-Hogan as a main event and never actually intended to go with it.  And to be fair, the house show run in 1991 was a success the first time around, but by the second swing business was way down and Flair was pretty much just another Hogan challenger.  There was no evidence that the Hogan-Flair dream match was going to do any kind of business, so they went with the more storyline heavy double main event instead.