Ric Flair Says the Charlotte/Paige Raw Angle Made Him Cry, Says He Wasn’t Notified of It, Is He Upset with WWE?, Will He Be at SSeries?, More

ric flairDuring the most recent edition of Ric Flair’s WOOOOO! Nation podcast, Flair addressed the controversial WWE Raw angle on Monday night featuring Charlotte and Paige bringing up the death of Reid Flair in the show’s closing segment. Below are some podcast quotes from Flair:

On the idea that Charlotte went along with the angle because she didn’t want to say “no” to WWE officials:

“That would be my take on it, but that doesn’t mean I’m right. I do know she would never be for rocking the boat right now. She’s in a very unique and a really really great position with them and she’ll be there as long as she wants to be…but I don’t think she feels comfortable saying no to anybody yet.”

On how he feels about Charlotte going along with the angle:

“In the business, I mean how many people, I’ll pose the question to you, ‘how many people in your company can tell you what to do?’ And you tell them to do something, are you gonna take time to listen to everyone and say listen I don’t have to explain to you why I want you to do it, do it. Is that fair to say? Because you can’t run a successful company and listen to 40 people complain about their individual likes and dislikes. Is that fair? And I would assume with your success and rate of growth with which your company is growing, you got bigger obstacles in your path like recruiting new people…as your company grows you can’t have somebody that’s been there for awhile asking why when or where or how. And that’s no different than in wrestling except in wrestling it might be a little more insensitive but that’s the nature of the beast.”

While Flair did say he is not “cross” with WWE for doing the angle, he did add the following, and noted he was not notified of the angle prior to it happening on Raw Monday night:

“Obviously I have an opinion, but I’m afraid to voice it because I don’t want anything to affect Ashley’s career. I know that Hunter and Stephanie and Michael Hayes have her back.”

On if he will be at Survivor Series on Sunday:

“I’ll be at Survivor Series and can’t wait to get there. And by the time I get there this will be old news and Ashley [Charlotte] and Paige will have a phenomenal match, and if anything else we came out of it with a definitive bad guy and definitive good guy.”