On this week's "WOOOOO Nation," Ric Flair talked about the return of Ronda Rousey, his thoughts on Brock Lesnar's current run, how he feels about the "Jackass Forever" promotion with Sami Zayn, and how he feels about Wrestlemania being a two day event.
Ric Flair talking about Ronda Rousey’s return to WWE:
“It’s huge. She’s not Ronnie. She’s Ronda Rousey," he said.
"Anybody that’s stupid enough to call her Ronnie and make a joke of her presence and what she brings to the company is out of their mind, aka, what is her name now? Big Time Becks? 'Hey Ronnie. Welcome back.’ Wow, that’s exciting. That’s really exciting. How about, ‘Thank you Ronda for showing up because I’m not ‘The Man’ anymore. I’m generic, who am I, Big Time Becks, The Lass Kicker, I don’t know.’”
Ric’s thoughts on Brock Lesnar being a babyface and doing his own interviews:
“I love it, and I love him talking. It’s been way too long for me not to hear from him," Flair said.
"He’s an articulate guy. He went to college. He’s a Division I Athlete. He’s incredible, still. It’s unseen and unheard of from a guy his size. I love the fact that he talks, and he talks with confidence. That’s what makes a babyface really good, and that’s confidence.”
Ric’s take on Sami Zayn and Johnny Knoxville in the Royal Rumble:
“Someone got Vince convinced that the entertainment value that Johnny Knoxville brings to the show, which I turn off when he’s on, is cool."
"Sami Zayn and Johnny Knoxville, come on. That’s probably the only guy on the roster that Zayn can probably beat. If he gets heat with me, he’s got to get heat with the marks. For me personally, when I have to make small talk to get along with Sami Zayn, that’s all I got to say. When Kevin Owens, who’s ten times the performer and a great guy, who understands and respects who I am, and Sami Zayn kind of eases in and out of the hallway and I have to make small talk to connect with him.”
"Johnny Knoxville, I’m not saying anything about him as a person or his career. I’m just saying I don’t get it in connection with wrestling other than being a big fan and wanting to lend his talent and skill to the show.”
Flair said he prefers WrestleMania to be a two day event:
“After the New York WrestleMania when Charlotte, Becky, and Ronda went into the ring at 12:30 at night, I’m sold on the two day event.”
On why WWE can’t make the event shorter and be one day:
“By design, it’s to get as much talent in that position, and they deserve to be. They work hard all year long. Everybody that’s been part of the show on a regular basis deserves to be at Mania. That’s the simple explanation on my part. If you’re on TV every week, you’re there, and you’re worried and nervous that you’re not going to be on the show, the chances are greater that you’re going to be part of the show now in some capacity. It’s something for them to remember for the rest of their lives being at WrestleMania.”