Commentary: Ric Flair Retirement
By Wayne K. Wilkins | March 17, 2008
Naturally, Flair would win the first 2 match-ups, and be down and out for the third, possibly due to interference from the stars from his past, giving the third and supposedly final opponent the edge advantage over Flair, giving the impression that Flair is done for. Flair of course would go back to his roots of the dirtiest player in the game, and score a rollup victory, tight grab and all, from a low blow. This would then spark a flame in Mr. McMahon who would come out and announce himself as Flair's fourth opponent. The odds obviously against Ric Flair, there are two ways this could go. McMahon could have a huge star return and cost Flair the match forcing him into retirement, or, an angle could run that if Flair wins, he becomes the General Manager, commissioner, or Kayfabe owner of WWE, giving him minimal television time and mainly a storyline backstage role.
Of course, that too would be optional, and a likely replacement would be having Flair pin McMahon, then getting on the microphone and tearfully retiring gracefully in victory. This of course would cause the RAW locker room to empty and there would be a celebration in the ring, similarly to what happened many years back when Flair had recently returned.
There are so many ways in which this storyline could have been made into perfection, and still could possibly be rebuilt into something memorable, but the likely situation is that it will NOT happen. Either way, it is safe to say that Ric Flair's career will be over come WrestleMania time, another big giveaway is that he is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. Still, WWE has NOT done anything special to acknowledge the career of Ric Flair, I am nothing but a fan, a longtime follower of both Flair and The Horsemen, and even I listed above a brilliant way for Flair to go out.
Thank you for the memories Ric Flair, it will be sad to see you leave our sport, expecially in a manner which was utilized so poorly by an organization such as World Wrestling Entertainment. We request - ONE MORE MATCH. Flair Versus Sting, one more time, to put an end to one of the greatest on-going feuds in the history of professional wrestling.
Will that ever happen?
Thank you for the memories, thank you for giving your life, your heart and your PASSION for the fans. You will be sorely missed.