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On the latest "To Be The Man" podcast, Ric Flair and Conrad Thompson discussed the night he regained the WWF Championship from Macho Man Randy Savage in a match that took place at a live event in Hersey, PA. The finish of the match had to be done twice because Vince McMahon did not like the finish.

Flair said he doesn’t believe Randy Savage ever got over Elizabeth after they split up:

"I don't think Randy ever, ever, ever, until the day died, got over Liz. He had remarried obviously and I understand he was very happy prior to the car wreck and the heart attack and all that, but I don't think while I knew Randy, and while we were in the business, he ever got over Liz. That's a very fair take on my part because I worked with him before, during, and after."

"The Randy Savage that I worked with in the 90s and the Randy that came to WCW were two different people. He was 40 pounds heavier. He just wasn't the same guy. I know that he looked great. I'm not taking anything away from his look, but he was probably 35 pounds, at least, heavier than he was in the 90s. That may have been in the 80s when he wrestled Steamboat when they had that classic at WrestleMania. He just wasn't the same guy. I just think he loved her so much. I really felt bad for him on a personal note when she came back to WCW. She married a lawyer for a while in Fort Lauderdale, and like so many of us that have been on the road, just got tired of that life. Then she showed up with Lex and I can't imagine how hard that was for Randy to go to work every day. I mean, think about it, the love of your life and you gotta look at her every day with somebody else.”

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Flair commenting on wrestlers interjecting personal remarks about their opponents into their promos:

"Well, you know how I feel about personal things. I mean, Eric (Bischoff) has said things about me and brought up my personal life. I mean, I didn't like it then, and knowing full well that Matt Riddle could beat the sh*t out of Seth Rollins. I don't like it because if they went backstage, you and I both know what would happen. Hell, Matt Riddle isn't afraid of Brock. So I don't know how I feel about these personal comments. I never liked the stuff that he did with Jeff Hardy. What do you accomplish by discussing all that?"

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