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Ric Flair Appears At NWA 73, Says He Loves Vince McMahon

At NWA 73, one of the greatest NWA World Heavyweight Champions of all time came home when Ric Flair made a special appearance on the show.

In a lengthy promo, Ric Flair looked back on his legendary career and thanked everyone who has supported him along the way. The WWE Hall of Famer mentioned Vince McMahon by name and told the WWE Chairan, “I love you.” He thanked Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton and others for their support.

Here’s a recap of the prmo, courtesy of our play-by-play coverage:

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, a 16-time world champion, comes to the ring. The fans give Flair a warm welcome, and he gets emotional. He says he’ll cry at the end, but he wants to tell the fans what he did yesterday. He name-drops some celebrities and says the NWA, no matter what, will never be gone. Flair thanks his wife for her support, and mentions Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Vince McMahon, and more WWE stars by name. He says, “Vince McMahon, I love you.”

Flair expresses his gratitude to Triple H for helping him and to Shawn Michaels for “carrying” him through a WrestleMania match. Flair names the legends, such as Harley Race and Terry Funk, he’s wrestled in the NWA. He continues to look back on his legendary run with the promotion. Flair explains why wrestling needs brands; people who can’t work for WWE or AEW need somewhere to work. He calls the promotion’s fans the best fans in wrestling. Flair looks back on his WWE carer and thanks the people who helped him again. He thanks Billy Corgan for calling him and jokes that he thought Corgan wanted him to face Nick Aldis.

At one point, Flair mentions that he might have a drink with AEW general manager Tony Khan.

Flair thanks the fans again and gives everyone a loud “Woo” to close the promo.

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