As seen during Sunday night’s NWA 73 pay-per-view event, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair made an appearance and cut a promo where he thanked Vince McMahon, Tony Khan, and others.
During a recent episode of Busted Open Radio, NWA President Billy Corgan revealed that he gave Flair the freedom to say whatever he wanted at the pay-per-view event. Corgan said,
“No, but you know what, Ric said, ‘What do you want me to say?’ I said, ‘Ric, you’re Ric Flair, you can say whatever you want.’ He went, ‘Really?’ I said, ‘Yeah, talk about whatever you want. I trust you.’ He said, ‘I want to speak from my heart. I’ve been thinking about what I want to say and it teared me up, thinking about it.’ I said, ‘Do your thing.’ That’s it. That’s what we’re about. Ric Flair has earned the right to step through those ropes and say whatever the damn hell he wants. I asked Ric, ‘Did you wrestle here?’ He said, ‘Many times. (I wrestled) Harley, Dusty, Blackjack.’ He rattled off twenty names and I was like ‘oh my God.’ Of course he can step in the ring and say whatever he wants. You don’t think he’s earned that? I do. I don’t care what anyone else thinks with their company. In my company, Ric Flair can say whatever the damn hell he wants.”
(h/t – Fightful)