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Ric Flair: “This is the greatest time in the last 20 years to be a pro wrestler”

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair recently spoke with The Houston Chronicle to talk about a wide range of topics including the state of the business today with the launch of AEW.

NXT will be going head-to-head with AEW on TNT starting in October. This news has led to comparisons between today’s business and that Attitude Era.

The reason for this is due to WWE airing programming on the USA Network at the same time that a company is airing a show on TNT.  According to Flair, this is the best time to be in the business for wrestlers.

“This is the greatest time in the last 20 years to be a pro wrestler,” Flair said. “Tony and the Khan family have a lot of money, and they’re going to spend the money to get good,” Flair said. “For the young guys coming along, it provides an alternative way. The WWE can pay only so many guys and feature only so many guys. They do a great job of it, but a lot of guys who do have talent never get an opportunity.”


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