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WATCH: Triple H reflects on order from Vince McMahon to abruptly end Ric Flair’s Hall of Fame speech

The latest episode of WWE 24 on the WWE Network looks at the end of Ric Flair’s career in WWE.

It briefly covers his career in the NWA and WCW but mainly focuses on his journey in WWE from having no confidence in 2002 up until his final match under the WWE banner in 2008 at WrestleMania 24 against Shawn Michaels.

WWE’s YouTube channel has released this clip of Triple H looking back on inducting Flair into the WWE Hall of Fame and how Vince McMahon kept telling him to tell Flair to end his speech because it was going too long.

“Now, Ric’s doing his speech, and at some point, I see somebody wave from the curtain, like wave me over. I stick my head into the gorilla position. Vince is like, ‘how much longer has he got? He’s talking about the 70s, he’s not even in the 80s yet.’ Vince is like, ‘Well, we’re going to get dropped dead off TV, you’ve got to go out there and cut him off.’ ‘You mean you want me to go on stage and tell Ric Flair to wrap up his induction speech?’

He’s like, ‘Yes, go right now, and I’m like, for the love of God, right’’. I have to walk out there to the crowds booing, and I’m like, ‘You’ve got to wrap it up.’ He’s like okay, he just keeps going.

Now, there is panic at Gorilla, like people calling me over. ‘Why didn’t you tell him, well, I did tell him.’ Why isn’t he wrapping it up,’ I said ‘it’s his Hall of Fame speech, and they were like go tell him again.’

You can watch the clip below:


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