The Leader of the Cenation and his Fearless girlfriend make their WrestleMania intentions known to their A-List opponents.03/28/2017 - 22:45
Participants in the imminent Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal square off in a 10-Man Tag Team Match.03/28/2017 - 22:30
The A-List Couple once again mock their WrestleMania opponents, John Cena & Nikki Bella, with "never-before-seen" footage of Total Bellas.03/28/2017 - 21:30
Fearless Nikki offers a first-look at her custom kicks for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/22/2017 - 01:00
Things turn volatile between Shane-O-Mac and "The Face That Runs the Place" en route to their clash at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 23:00
Jimmy and Jey Uso make it clear that they've told everyone they were the best tag team from day one, and against American Alpha, they proved it.03/21/2017 - 22:45
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 22:45
With his girlfriend and WrestleMania partner Nikki Bella in his corner, The Leader of The Cenation takes on one half of Breezango.03/21/2017 - 22:45
Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose sticks a fork(lift) into The Lone Wolf's first-ever match against The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
A 'Flair' for disrespect
Wherever the "Nature Boy" goes, there are a few things that are sure to follow: an overwhelming resonance of countless fans shouting "WOOOOOO!" and, more importantly, an irrefutable legacy of a 16-time World Champion.
Something less auspicious that seems to follow Ric Flair is envy and resentment -- particularly from a number of younger, brassy, self-asserting Superstars. Namely, WWE competitors like Flair's Vengeance: Night of Champions opponent, United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter. Before being drafted to the azure-hued brand of SmackDown, it was the callous Caribbean Superstar, Carlito who isolated the "Nature Boy" as a rival to the apple-spitting competitor's progression in WWE.
Despite the blatant disrespect paid to Flair, the competitive Superstar claims to not be bothered at all, but literally "thrilled."
"For guys like MVP and Carlito, it's a nice notch to have on their belt to beat the legend," admitted an astute Flair. "These guys are trying to become the best by beating the best. It's flattering to be in that role."
An icon with as much clout as Flair who has the admiration of millions is the ideal target for young lions like Porter and Carlito as they look to forge their mark on sports-entertainment. It's one thing, however, to spit in the face of people who don't want to be cool, but it's a complete mistake to try to spit on a legacy as celebrated as Ric Flair's. This Sunday, the Dirtiest Player in the Game may, in fact, prove just that.
"I'm happy these younger guys are stepping up," the Nature Boy explained. "WWE needs players. But they need to understand that nobody's going to run through Ric Flair."
For weeks, Carlito waged a fairly unsuccessful war against the 16-time World Champion on the Raw brand. This weekend, MVP gets his chance to beat the legend. But as gifted an athlete as Porter is, does he truly have the developed skill set to defeat Flair? It's possible that the brazen Superstar may show his inexperience and has allowed his overconfidence to be his own defeat. This, along with Flair's infamous Figure Four Leglock could very well lead to the "kiss-stealing, wheeling, dealing, jet-flying, limousine-riding son-of-a-gun" becoming a record-breaking six-time U.S. Champion.
"To get by the Nature Boy, MVP will have to work real hard," Flair said. "And if he does get by me, he will have accomplished a lot, because I'll be ready."