Vince McMahon Made One Of the Greatest Of All Time QUIT WWE For Making Female Wrestler ‘Look Like a Great Worker’

Published 06/22/2022, 2:00 PM EDT

If there is a discussion about the legends of professional wrestling, Ric Flair is always on the top of that list. ‘The Nature Boy’ had an illustrious career that spanned 40 years and won multiple world championships. He is one of the wrestlers to find success in the company of Vince McMahon and other promotions too.

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Flair is currently training hard for his one last match on July 31, 2022. Moreover, his training partner is none other than a top AEW wrestler, Jay Lethal, who is also one of his close friends.

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Recently, Ric Flair on his To Be The Man #6: Ric’s WWE Retirement match podcast, shared an incident with him in WWE in 2007. Ric Flair was in his final days as an active WWE wrestler and had some backlashes with Vince McMahon.

Flair recalled an incident when he quit after McMahon was angry with him over a match. He lashed out at The Nature Boy after his mixed tag team match on RAW.

Flair said, “They put me in a mixed tag match. Me and Victoria against somebody else and another girl wrestler. So I went out there and Victoria throw me around like show would Ricky Steamboat.”

He added, “I walk into Gorilla and Vince said, ‘What the hell are you doing?’ I said, ‘I’m working with a girl. I made her look like who she is, a great worker.’ ‘Who booked that match?’ ‘I don’t know, somebody right here. You just watched it.’ That was the exact conversation, and I quit.”

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Flair later solved the issue with Vince McMahon and wrestled the entire year before getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2008. He wrestled his last singles WWE match at WrestleMania 24 against Shawn Michaels, which was very well critically acclaimed.

Ric Flair shares details on his relationship with Vince McMahon in 2007

While talking about the reason he quit WWE in 2007, Ric Flair shed a light on his relationship with Vince McMahon. Flair was in the final days of his in-ring career at the time. In WWE he was helping young talents come on top. Sometimes,Sometimes, he clashed with the boss while doing his work.

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Flair said, “We started he does never start out anything calm when we if you pi**ed him off. It’s been my experience. So one time he chewed my a** out and brought something and then I walked out and Bruce Prichard, Bruce will tell you the story.”

He added, “Bruce said he cut a skating promo about how you feel Carlito leaving the building early with Tori Wilson. You know that was the storyline right or something brother I tore his a** up so bad, they took me from wrestling Kennedy in WrestleMania to wrestling Carlito in a dark match.”

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Mr. McMahon and Ric Flair had some heat between them, but eventually, it cooled off later on. ‘The Nature Boy’ returned to WWE in 2012 and was under contract as a non-wrestling superstar until 2021.

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Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

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