In a new interview conducted for The Skinny website, TNA Impact Wrestling star Ric Flair had the following to say concerning any plans he might have for retirement, his in-ring persona, and current TNA talent:
"To be honest I have no plans on retiring from the industry anytime soon," Flair said. "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."
"What people see on TV or at shows is the real me," he said. "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."