Ric Flair Criticizes Konosuke Takeshita’s Chops, Takeshita Appreciates His Advice


Ric Flair’s iconic “Woo Chop” is a gift to professional wrestling. Even at the age of 73, Flair can perform his trademark chops better than many in the sport.

On the latest episode of his To Be The Man podcast, Flair criticized the chops that Konosuke Takeshita hit Bryan Danielson with a few weeks ago on AEW Dynamite. He said,


I’ll give you an example of what I thought was literal bullsh*t. And I know it’s your favorite guy. The Japanese young man who was chopping Danielson on his knees the other night. Come on, those chops couldn’t have broken an egg. If you’re gonna chop somebody, g*dammit, hit them hard. It’s not gonna hurt you. Did you watch that match? Danielson was on his knees and the guy was going  give me a break! It’s embarrassing. In Japan, in the 80s, that Japanese kid would have got the sh*t slapped out of him just walking back into the locker room door. If you’re gonna hit someone like that and you’re trying to get the crowd to go ‘woo’ or react, you’ve gotta it ’em hard.

After hearing Flair’s comments, Takeshita thanked the 16-time World Champion on Twitter. He wrote:

I have the utmost respect for Ric Flair. It is incredible to me that he mentioned me. I need to practice a lot as I haven’t done much chopping in Japan. Thanks for the advice. I would like you to actually teach me if possible. Watch my chops grow from now on.

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