WWE Hall of Famer Was Worried He Lost Roman Reigns’ Respect After the Controversy With Becky Lynch

Published 05/14/2021, 10:58 AM EDT


WWE wrestlers take immense pride in their work and want to be remembered as good people. Unfortunately, Ric Flair recently had a misunderstanding with the face of the company, Roman Reigns.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 04: Ric Flair attends WWE 20th Anniversary Celebration Marking Premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at Staples Center on October 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Ric Flair confronts Roman Reigns

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In 2018, former RAW Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch began going by the nickname, “The Man”. The WWE Hall of Famer also refers to himself as “The Man”.

Hence, Flair attempted to trademark the term in 2019. Fortunately, Flair and WWE finally settled the dispute in 2020, as WWE obtained the rights to use “The Man.”

In an episode of My World with Jeff Jarrett” podcast, Ric Flair stated,

“I was concerned that I had lost the respect of Roman Reigns,” Flair said. “Because when that whole ‘Man’ thing went upside down and all that and I had to file the trademark, whatever transpired, it means nothing now. I think people, I heard that he… and I walked right up to him. I said, ‘Can I have a minute of your time?’ and I said, ‘Hey, it means a lot to me.’ I mean, you want the kids [current WWE Superstars] to look forward to you coming, not, ‘Oh man, here he comes again.’ Does that make sense? Especially when you have a daughter who is at the most elite position she could be in.” [transcription via SportsKeeda]

‘The Nature Boy’ was also worried that his actions would affect his daughter, Charlotte Flair’s work, who was at the top of the women’s division at the time.

From Flair’s viewpoint

Now, if we look at the situation from Flair’s point of view, he has every right to defend what he thinks is right. Flair has done a lot in his time and deserves everything that he now has.

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What are your thoughts on the matter? Should the ‘Nature Boy’ have let Becky Lynch take ‘The Man’ nickname without any trouble?

Comment down below and let us know!

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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