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Flair's Irrational Ranting

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Richard might not disrespect Ric Flair, but Richard is a better man than I. I think what Flair said was reprehensible, and he exactly proved why he should never be handed an open mic, unless you're ready to clean up after his drunken diatribes. I've rarely held back on my feelings toward Flair, and how I've disliked the man for as long as I can remember. While he used to be good on mic, his matches were more formulaic than Cena's ever were, and he didn't even have five moves of doom. The man had a look and the same catchphrases and 'Woooooooo!' that he used since the year I was born. Other wrestlers catch crap for using the same lines and phrasing for more than a couple years, but Flair is considered to be so great in a sea of guys who were so much better than him – as wrestlers, and as human beings. I know that professional wrestling, or, sports entertainment, as they like us to call it now, is all about suspending disbelief and the characters they portray, but there're times that the human being behind the character is too hard to get past, and the character crumbles for it.

I've never been able to suspend my disbelief when it comes to Flair, and I think that's something more and more fans are agreeing with me about. Flair has been such a mess every time he's been on TV that the WNW populace has come up with increasingly more creative ways to describe just how drunk Flair is each time he's seen or sticks his foot in his mouth.

How the mighty have fallen? Personally, Flair was never very mighty in my eyes, but I know he was in the eyes of many, and I think that's what makes this that much sadder. Between the alimony, the drugs and alcohol, and his ability to run off at the mouth about things he really doesn't have a clue about, added onto the way he couldn't give up the ring until way after his body said he shouldn't be in there, and the lame antics he does to get attention, he's become more pathetic and sad than anything else. You'd think that his good friend Triple H would realize that he was only making a fool of himself being ringside with his daughter, but Triple H was the one who took the responsibility for Flair when McMahon didn't think Flair should be out there. That's not much of a friend in my book.

Just looking at Wikipedia for the numbers, which are not always accurate, but are easy to find, I wanted to see where various wrestlers who have been top champions have been billed to weigh in at.

Yokozuna – 589lbs
Andre The Giant – 520lbs
Hulk Hogan – 322lbs
Undertaker – 305lbs
Brock Lesnar – 286lbs
Roman Reigns – 265lbs
Rocky – 260lbs
Triple H – 255lbs
Steve Austin – 252lbs
Ric Flair – 242lbs
Kurt Angle – 240lbs
Shawn Michaels – 225lbs
Dean Ambrose – 225lbs
Chris Jericho – 224lbs
Chris Benoit – 220lbs
Eddie Guerrero – 220lbs
Dolph Ziggler – 218lbs
Seth Rollins – 217lbs
Jeff Hardy – 215lbs
Finn Balor – 190lbs
Rey Mysterio – 175lbs

I tried to show what a huge weight range the WWE Champions have been through the years, and Flair saying that Rollins is a believable Champion but Balor isn't is one of the daftest things I've heard in a long time, even from Flair! Some of the WWE's greatest Champions have been of Cruiserweight size, while some of the worst were some of the biggest. Personally, I'm speaking of Brock Lesnar and Yokozuna, both for very different reasons. I've always thought Yokozuna was too big to be agile or believable in the ring, and Brock Lesnar has proven that he doesn't care about anything more than his paycheck, but that's another article for another day.

I'm sorry if this seemed a bit of a tirade, but I've been over Flair's drunken spewings for years now, and I think it's time he steps away from the spotlight and focuses on himself, physically and mentally. Flair hasn't been relevant for quite a long time, other than the bonkers babble that he thinks makes him look smart and in the know, when in reality I know of many fans who are thrilled to see Rollins vs Balor at SummerSlam for this new Universal Championship. Their match will be fresh and exciting, something many of us didn't expect to see happen in the WWE for quite a while, but are thrilled they're pulling the trigger on so quickly. The WWE is really stepping up and giving the fans great wrestlers in high stakes matches at the biggest PPVs, which is exactly what we've been asking for, and for Flair to try to put a damper on that just shows how out of touch he really is.

Queen of WNW

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