The Skinny has an interview with Ric Flair about TNA’s upcoming European tour. Here are some highlights:
Why he’s been so successful:
“What people see on TV or at shows is the real me. I think that’s why fans have loved me so much over the years because I am not playing a character. I am going out there and simply being me. I once described myself as a ‘stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun’. That pretty much defines who I am. There will never be another Ric Flair. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A lot of guys at TNA are doing their own thing, creating their own characters and are doing really well. I am different for a number of reasons. It’s my longevity and ability to stay healthy that make me special. I am the only one who has literally wrestled everyone there is to wrestle over a four decade career.”
TNA and the Knockouts division:
“When I first came to TNA I was just so surprised at how talented some of the guys on the roster were. We have without a doubt the best wrestlers the industry has to offer today. Not only are our main event guys the best but also our tag-team and the women’s ‘Knockout’ division. It is the girls that TNA get the most mileage out of because of how hard they work. I think they work harder than some of the guys, they are out there proving themselves every single night that they are serious about competing in this business. They are just great wrestlers.”
Retiring from wrestling:
“To be honest I have no plans on retiring from the industry anytime soon. I feel that I still have so much to give to TNA. If the time ever comes that I cannot contribute anything to the company that is when I would have to consider my position within TNA. I am privileged that I have a limited schedule in TNA so my time in many respects is my own. Just now I like to spend time with my family and love to do some fishing. When I retire I’ll be doing more of the same.”
Flair also talked about the airplane accident that nearly ended his career, returning to the U.K. and much more, you can check out the full interview.