WWE Creating A New Role Specifically For Ric Flair – Backstage News On A Major Change In Direction

Prior to the problems WWE had with Ric Flair over SummerSlam weekend, there was a new position being created for him. In addition to filling the role as a “good will ambassador” for the company, Triple H was hoping to use his friend as an “elite level polisher” for developmental talent.

Basically, WWE wanted Flair to work with a few NXTers on main event psychology and promo work. We’re told the idea was for talent labeled the most impressive to have one on one time with Flair. One of the things Triple H is looking to change more and more in the coming years is having more of the promos and interviews being in the voice of the performer. This means scripting them less heavily and focusing more on giving the talent general goals and messages to convey, as opposed to memorizing scripts.

This is something seen as a gradual transition with some talent not being trusted in that role and being more heavily controlled. Obviously the better talkers will have more freedom.

So it’s Flair that is being tapped as “coach” for this transition but it could have been delayed due to heat accumulated at SummerSlam Axxess. The heat is expected to blow over (if it hasn’t already) and Flair is expected to land the position created for him.

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  • T-Zone

    Congrats to Ric Flair. Especially those in NXT that have a better oppurtunity to improve themselves other then their in-ring work.

  • Nostaljack

    The problem is that Flair’s promo work has taken a nosedive. The stuff he did at TNA was really awful. All he did was yell nonsensical comments and repetitively say, “I’m God!”. How’s that supposed to be helpful to anyone? He was *at one time* one of the very best. That time has passed. He doesn’t have it anymore and it seems odd to me that he’d be coaching others on that very facet now.

    • Patrick

      I agree Flair has gone from being one of the best in the bussiness when comes to promo work to a shell of his former self. also striping off his clothes in the middle of the ring doesn’t help his image either.

      While Flair Shouting I’m God is annoying so was JBL telling everyone he is a Wrestling GOD.

  • Patrick

    “This means scripting them less heavily and focusing more on giving the
    talent general goals and messages to convey, as opposed to memorizing
    scripts.’

    About Time just give them Bullet points and give them more freedom to talk…..works a lot better then scripted promos.