Ric Flair on Shane & Stephanie as Brand GMs, WWE Building to HHH vs. Shane for Wrestlemania 33

Ric Flair in Shades


During a recent edition of his podcast (transcript credit wrestlinginc.com), Ric Flair spoke about the WWE brand split and more. Here are the highlights..

On Shane & Stephanie Running Raw & Smackdown: “I can’t think of two better, more qualified people to be running the shows. It’s just that when you do the draft, it’s all about depth because of the depth chart and everyone being healthy, so, I mean, in terms of entertainment value, I think that’s great. I just hope everybody stays healthy because once you start separating all the main players, it’s important that the rosters stay healthy.”

On The Brand Split Leading to a Triple H vs. Shane McMahon Match: “I’ve heard that. I’ve never asked and I probably should. I probably will [ask] next time I see Hunter. But, to me, that would be the natural [match to make]. That would be the great thing.”

On Lesnar’s UFC 200 Victory: “I really didn’t know what to expect until I watched the weigh-in. When I saw [Lesnar] at the weigh-in, I said, ‘Hunt is in a bad place’. I mean, Brock was so much bigger and looked to be in so much better shape. As a matter of fact, I’ve never seen Brock in better shape. I mean, he looked phenomenal. He dominated. He was aggressive from the start. He is a world class wrestler and I don’t know Mark Hunt. Obviously, he’s a real tough guy, but he didn’t look to be in the kind of conditioning to be in a match, a legitimate fight, with Brock Lesnar.”

On Not Putting The Belt on Lesnar: “I don’t know about putting the belt on him because I thought there was a void when [he was WWE Champion] because of his limited schedule. As far as SummerSlam goes, nobody thinks more of Randy Orton than I do, but I think Randy is in a bad place.”