Ric Flair's "Wooooo Nation Uncensored" podcast debuted today with Mark Madden as the host. Flair gave his thoughts on some of the current wrestlers including Kenny Omega, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, his daughter Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and others. He also commented on the AEW ratings, why wrestlers use his legendary chop and he shared some stories from his days in the ring.
“I don’t see a weakness. After being in Mexico with him when he wrestled Andrade, I became even more impressed because seeing someone on TV, being around him, meeting him socially is one thing, and he’s a wonderful kid. I think the fact that he’s wrestled everybody, every style, around the world, that’s what it takes to really become a top guy in this business. You have to have had different opponents with different styles. I put him and AJ Styles and Randy Orton, and there’s a lot of good one, but I put those three pretty much in a class of their own.
I would take The Young Bucks and The Usos as two of my favorite teams. They have a different style than Tully and Arn, but the way wrestling is put together today, and the way the guys are taught to entertain, I think The Usos are phenomenal and The Young Bucks do some stuff I’ve never seen.”
“Well, if I’m looking at the ratings, I don't know what they’ve contributed too. Both are big stars in the business. Both have had a lot of success, but I don’t know how to answer that question. All you can do as we do with football or any other show is look at the ratings. If the ratings are indicative, I mean, I would think they would go up, but to me, that shows me that they should never do less than 1.1 million. If they got there once, and then brought in all this talent, and they went back, then there’s something wrong. That doesn’t mean it’s any one person’s fault. I’m just saying that you have that much talent on your roster, you reached that goal of 1 million, for myself, I mean, we all lived to look at the ratings, especially our segment, or their segment. How long were we on? Were we on a crossover? It’s an insane business that we compete in with ourselves mentally, and they compete right now because they are in the business. If I’m looking at the ratings and the show is, and I don’t know the breakdown of who does what or anything, but you see all this talent, they need to be at a 1.1, I think, and never go back and build from there.”