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Ric Flair on ESPN First Take: ‘I Miss It Every Day’

December 21, 2022 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– During an appearance on ESPN’s First Take this week to promote the upcoming debut of his new WWE-produced documentary, Woooooo! Becoming Ric Flair, which debuts on December 26 on Peacock. Below are some highlights and a clip of Flair’s appearance:

Flair told Smith during the show, “Stephen A., I just got the word passed along that because WrestleMania is in California, they know you’re out in California, I think they’re entertaining the idea of having you manage one of these guys that can’t talk too well.”

Smith responded, “That’s right! Listen, man – Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan, Paul Heyman, and these guys; I would love to be a bad guy manager. I don’t know if you know that about me, Molly. I want to be one of those bad guys. I don’t want to be a goody-two-shoes guy, I want to be the troublemaker bad manager. I think I could pull it off, Ric Flair!”

When asked how much he misses being in the ring, Flair said, “Oh god, I miss it every day. I live vicariously through my daughter now. But you’re right, Stephanie [McMahon] and Hunter [Triple H] have taken over WWE, done a magnificent job. I watch the show religiously, and I get to a place where I put on Monday Night Football and wrestling and I tell you, wrestling competes with it every day. I tell you, that’s not a knock on the NFL. Wrestling has so many personalities and is so entertaining, and the athletes work so hard.”

If using any of the above quotes, please credit ESPN, with an h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.

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