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Ric Flair reveals why he chose to drop the NWA World Heavyweight Championship to Sting instead of Lex Luger

On this week’s “To Be The Man” podcast, Ric Flair talked about Clash of Champions and how it felt to face Sting at the event.

Ric Flair talking about his thoughts when he was told he would be facing Sting at the first Clash of Champions:

“I thought it was new and fresh. He had that look that very few guys have ever had,” Flair said.

“I mean, the paint, very charismatic, and really athletic. It was just one of those things that worked out. I don’t think I’ve ever met a nicer guy.”

“Some guys are just really too nice for this business and he and Ricky Steamboat were two of them. I mean, just really nice guys. Sting to this day remains one of the most humble, nicest people I’ve ever met,” he contined.

Flair talking about helping Randy Savage get into wrestling:

“I helped break Randy in. Randy came to Charlotte in ’75 right after I got there. He had just come from playing minor league baseball with the Cardinals. He and Lanny lived together.”

“I kind of helped break Randy in. We got along real well,” Ric shared. “I didn’t see him again for a long time until we got to New York, but yeah, I always liked Randy.”

Flair talking about wanting to drop the title to Sting instead of Lex Luger:

“Because I promised Sting in Corpus Christi. I said ‘I’ll wait for you to get back (Sting was injured at Clash of Champions X).’ It was never about Lex.”

“I promised Sting and Jim Herd was such an a*shole. It was nothing against Lex Luger at all. It was strictly a contract thing.”

“So people are going to have different versions of different stories. I know the story. I was with it, and apparently I was right because they fired Herd and I was gone.”

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit “To Be The Manwith a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.


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