“You look back at Ric’s career. I think Ric Flair is the best in-ring performer that has ever been in our sport. You look at guys like Hogan who’s extremely popular and a money making machine and Steve Austin, but no one had that span that Ric Flair did. For 30 years, this guy has been in a top spot and a top money maker.” Matt Hardy said
Cody Rhodes commented, “Any question about Ric Flair is the easiest question to answer because Ric Flair is the greatest of all-time.”
Santino Marella said, Ric Flair’s passion and love and respect for the industry are infectious. When you get a chance to meet him and be close to him, you really realize where you are.”
Tommy Dreamer on why he got in the wrestling business, “The only reason why I’m in this business is because of the American Dream Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair. I love those two guys like they’re my own dad. It’s probably going to be the most emotional night for all the wrestlers watching it.”
Elijah Burke talked to the newspaper about Rocky Johnson and Finlay spoke on the ceremony as well.