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Ric Flair Shoot Interview With Cody Rhodes

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One feud that will always stand out to fans is Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes. In fact, if you want to hear what Dusty Rhodes had to say about Ric Flair click here . Now Dusty has passed away and Ric has pretty much hung up the boots. There talent and ability live on through their children though. Ric Flair is the father of Charlotte, and Dusty Rhodes is the father of the legendary Goldust and the very talented Cody Rhodes.

In this interview Ric Flair interviews Cody Rhodes in his 2 episode of “The Ric Flair Show Podcast”. As most of you are aware Cody recently quit the World Wrestling Entertainment. The reason that most are saying is because of his dissatisfaction with the Stardust character. Cody starts out talking about life growing up the American Dream. He also talks about meeting Ric Flair for the first time and his initial thoughts of the former 16 time World Champion. Flair talks about Cody and Charlotte starting out and hard it had to be on them following in his and Dusty’s shadow.

Cody also talks about what he wanted to do before he was wrestler. He also talked about what made him want to be a professional wrestler. They went on to ask him about what he is doing now that he is out of the big leagues, if he is going to be wrestling soon and if so who?(You’ll want to hear this). He also goes on to talking about watching his fathers tapes and so much more. It’s really a great interview and if your a Cody fan your really going to want to listen.

Dusty Rhodes On Ric Flair

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Two names that are legendary in the sport of wrestling are Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair. In their prime both was elite of the National Wrestling Alliance. Dusty was “The American Dream”, the common man, he stood for all the blue collar workers out there and he would often call himself “Son of A Plumber” to show how much he could relate to everyone out there with ordinary jobs and lives. He was the ultimate face (good guy). Ric Flair was the cocky and arrogant World Heavyweight Champion. He stood for wealth and excess. He had more money than you and he had way more fun than you. All the men were jealous of him and all the girls wanted to be with him. He was the ultimate heel (bad guy) in his day. When these two locked up, it was instant magic and it was instant money for the two. They headlined hundreds of shows and sold out numerous arenas.

Before they was headlining arenas though they was good friends. In fact a young Flair admits in his biography that he wanted to be “Ramblin Ricky Rhodes” Dusty’s little brother. Lucky for us, Dusty told him “we already got a Dusty Rhodes, why don’t you be Ric Flair” and the rest is history. When the 80’s began though both where in line to carry the most prestigious title in wrestling, the NWA World Title.  Both beat Harley Race at different times for that title so there was natural competitive spirit between the two to begin with. So when there feud began in the mid 80’s it felt so natural and real .

In this excerpt from an interview with Dusty he gives his honest opinion of Ric Flair and it might surprise you.

 

Bruno Sammartino On Rick Flair: “I Laugh At Flair Being The Greatest Wrestler Ever”

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When you mention the name Ric Flair or Bruno Sammartino, the first thing that comes to mind is two of the greatest wrestler’s ever. Both these men in their respected careers carried their company to new heights and sold out arenas where ever they went. Bruno is recognized as the longest reigning WWE champion  (then it was WWWF) and Flair is recognized as a 16 time World Heavyweight Champion. Both these men where the leaders in the company in their day. So there has always been a bit of competitive spirit between the two although it was believed that both respected each other that was until recently.

A gentlemen from RF Video was interviewing Bruno recently when he mentioned that Ric Flair said Bruno wasn’t a draw outside of the North East (where WWWF territory as located). To add to this I believe Ric called Bruno a “boring” wrestler inside his biography too. You could tell Bruno got a little defensive and took back from the comment, he automatically went into defending his recording. By telling about places he sold out outside of the Northeast Territory. He then went on to talk about Ric Flair and his record. He mentioned the fact that Flair and Hogan couldn’t even sell out the Garden(Madison Square Garden). He said what should’ve been a sell out, they couldn’t even do. He then went on to say he wrestled a different match with whoever he was with but Flair wrestled the same match every night of his career. Very interesting words from Bruno, check out part of the interview below.

Nick Dinsmore (Eugene) Gives His Thoughts On Ric Flair, Triple H, and Vince Mcmahon

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We all remember the controvesial character Eugene from WWE in 2004. He was portrayed as Eric Bischoff’s “slow” nephew. Although he was slow, the wrestler had tremendous talent and was involved in a lot of storylines with a lot of big stars. Some of the names that Dinsmore has worked with are the Rock,Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff, and Triple H to name a few.  At one time Dinsmore was one of the best wrestlers that WWE had. Eugene also won the world tag team titles with Steven Regal in his only title run in WWE. Three years into his WWE contract though he was released because he failed his second drug test.

Nick went on to the independent circuit before returning in 2009 to the WWE. He came back to the World Wrestling Entertainment as a trainer and a wrestler. He was unfortunately let go again by the WWE for unknown reasons before he made his return again in 2013-2014 . He nows does his own independent wrestling shows, Midwest All Pro Wrestling. Nick has been all over and has seen many names and places go in the world of the squared circle.

In this interview Nick was asked about his relationship with Triple H on if he thinks he is that good and what’s the real opinion of him backstage. He was also asked about Ric Flair wrestling so old and if he “still has it”. The last thing he was asked about was what it was like to work with Vince Mcmahon. Nick has some interesting answers to this question which might surprise you. So set back and listen and let us know what you think below.

Steve Austin and Ric Flair Shoot On: Who Is The Toughest Guy In Wrestling?

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Two of the greatest wrestlers to ever step foot for in the ring, Stonecold Steve Austin and The Natureboy Ric Flair recently sit down on The Naitch’s podcast. The two talked about everything under the sun involving pro wrestling.

Now there has been plenty of tough men to come through the squared circle. Brock Lesnar, Ron Simmons, Haku (Ming if you liked WCW) are legit hard asses to name a few. Other wrestlers wouldn’t fool with these guys because they knew if they did they would have their ass handed to them in a silver platter.

Everyone says wrestling is fake but some of the guys in the business could make that statment false if they wanted too. A lot of new guys back in the day would come in and have try outs because they thought they had what it took to be a wrestler (couldn’t be hard right, it’s fake). Well the older wrestlers would test them out to see what they are made of. And lets just say that there is a lot of wannabes that went home with their shoulders down. Although there has been a few guys that showed these old timers they are nothing to be messed with and they was tougher than nails.

Below listen to some of Steve Austin’s and Ric Flair’s stories about legit tough men who they thought was the toughest guy’s in wrestling. A Few names on there list might surprise you. If you get a chance and you don’t know a name go back on youtube and see some of them in action and you’ll know why they are considered a tough guy in wrestling.

Ric Flair and Ricky Morton Shoot On Andre The Giant

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We all have heard of the legendary stories of the late great Eight Wonder of The World, Andre The Giant. His unique size and strength capitulated him to the top of the world of wrestling, but his drinking stories are the stuff of legend. Anyone who hung out with Andre talked about how much alcohol the man could consume. At one point it is said that he consumed a case of beer every 90 minutes, EVERY NINETY MINUTES FOLKS!!! WOW

Anyhow another guy that was known for his legendery drinking is the Nature Boy Ric Flair. The Naitch like Andre is known to be a heavy drinker in his own right. In a interview on his podcast, Ric sat down with another wrestling legend Ricky Morton. Ricky and Flair went over several legendary story-lines, characters and more then came up the stories of Andre.

Apparently Ricky Morton and Ric Flair have had quite a few run in’s with the Eighth Wonder of The World. Ricky went on to tell stories about going out to eat with Andre and how much it cost to feed the big man. Flair  went on to talk about how it was to fly with Andre and how Larry Henning told Ric that Andre had two sets of teeth and two hearts and he actually believed him. Ricky went on to talk about being at the same hotel as the Giant. Ric Flair talked about how famous Andre was and how it was to run into the him in the airport. Check out the shoot below and let us know what you think.