Ric Flair once took issue with Becky Lynch calling herself “The Man”. The WWE Hall of Famer says he apologized on Raw is 30 and explained why.


Ric Flair did not play a significant role WWE‘s Raw is 30 show, but it sounds like what happened backstage with Becky Lynch was significantly more important than what happened in front of fans. The nature boy was given the opportunity to present his daughter, current Crack down Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, to the Philadelphia crowd. He seemed to enjoy the usual”woo” calls during his introduction before making way for a segment involving Charlotte, Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair and Sonya Deville. Deville, who usually wrestles on the bruised tag, ended up in a match with Belair, with Flair stepping aside since Raw is not her show. Despite not playing a major role in the segment, Ric Flair took care of a lot of business behind the scenes, according to him.

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Talking about the latest episode of him To be the man podcast, the two-time WWE Hall of Famer opened up by addressing Becky Lynch and apologizing to her. “I went up to her and said, ‘Can I talk to you for a minute,’ and I said, ‘I’m sorry it’s gotten to where it is.’ I went over and shook Seth Rollins’ hand and I said, ‘I want to apologize to your wife’.” The need for an apology stemmed from Flair taking on Lynch for calling himself The Man. Ric explained what made him want to apologize in the first place. “I saw [Seth Rollins and Becky] with their child and I thought, ‘My God, this is going to be Ashley one day.’ It’s not worth it. I’m not the Man anymore. The Man is who people think he is, and basically we’ve left it up to social media to determine who the Man is.Ashley is, of course, Charlotte Flair’s real first name. (h/t and courtesy of Michael Schrute of wrestlingnews.co for the transcription.

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The man will be different people than different generations of WWE fans

Becky Lynch challenges Bayley to a steel cage match at Raw is 30 in 2023.

If Ric Flair leaves it up to WWE fans to decide who The Man really is, then the (unnecessary) debate may never be settled. That’s because the character means different things to different people based on when they grew up or watched professional wrestling. Audience members who remember the territory days or Flair’s wrestling for WCW will likely always remember him as The Man. There is also a good reason for that. He is one of the best wrestlers in the history of the business, according to almost anyone worth a darn, and is responsible for an unfathomable number of memories for countless wrestling fans.

However, Lynch’s rise to genuine superstardom coincided with the conception of The Man character. Becky stands in the audience, nose broken and bloody after leading one Crack down raid on Raw In front of The Survivor Series in 2018 is iconic. One third Ric Flair, one third Connor McGregor and one third Lynch, this version of Becky evolved into one WrestleMania main organizer. She has become one of WWE’s most bankable stars and is arguably the most popular of the Four Horsemen.

As such, the phrase The Man will likely always mean something different to younger fans. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t enough respect for both Flair and Lynch. Looks like Ric realized that at Raw is 30, and it’s great to hear he mended fences with Becky and Seth Rollins. Sometimes pro wrestling personalities get a little out of hand, but that doesn’t mean grudges have to stay forever. Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch will fight at WWE Royal Rumble this weekend as Charlotte Flair awaits her next challenger Crack down.

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Sources: To be the man/AdFreeShows.com, wrestlingnews.co

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