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Daily Discussion: Ric Flair returning to the ring

We are starting a new daily feature in 2013 – the daily discussion. We’ll post a topic, and invite your responses.

Today’s topic: Ric Flair returning to the ring – thumbs up or thumbs down? Flair will be teaming with the Great Muta on 1/26 for All Japan Pro Wrestling. Do you want to see him wrestle in North America in 2013?

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8 Responses

  1. Nick A says:

    Why would Flair taking a nice payout from AJPW to do a one shot match be a bad thing? It will certainly be better for his career than wrestling Jay Lethal in TNA or randomly getting attacked by CM Punk on WWE television.

  2. ILMH says:

    Flair being in the ring isn’t always a bad thing. He’s still got a little bit of legend in him. When you see Flair in the ring, it’s an actual match, when compared to other “legends”. It’s not ideal, but he can draw and bring attention to a lesser known promotion. Hell, he might even draw more attention to the Japenese style to a few select fans… it’s a good thing, but barely.

    If Flair wins via squash though, I will riot.

  3. Josh says:

    With all the comparisons to the King notwithstanding I give this a thumbs up. Let’s face none of the men in the match are in their prime,but they all can put asses in the seats which is why the match was signed. At the same time it is my hope that all the men involved are healthy, ready to go, and will be checked out before heading to ringside by qualified personnel. On paper these men should put on one helluva match and I for one would pay to watch on name recognition alone and the possibility that for one night time stands still and it becomes a best match of 2013 nominee.

  4. Kid Vicious says:

    Ric Flair should be long retired. Jeez, he was considered in his career twilight when he jumped to WWF in 1991. The fact that date is nearer to his debut than the present is quite frankly ridiculous. I have no problem with him appearing on TV, but he should’ve made that transition to commentary or management years ago.

  5. Fisha695 says:

    Thumbs up, not so much for Flair returning to the ring (ehh whatever) but for Seiya Sanada being selected to be part of that match. I’m not gonna try and pretend like I know who he is, but looking at Wikipedia he’s a relative rookie in the business that has been mainly a mid-carder and he has been selected to be the 4th man in a match that contains 3 Legends on the industry, a match that via Youtube will have millions of people watching it for decades to come. As long as he doesn’t mess anything up there is a good chance that 40-50 years from now this match will be the match looked back upon as the one that launched Seiya Sanada’s career to the next level.

  6. MC Live says:

    It’s simple. WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  7. Filip says:

    Not a bad move for Ric, but … he needs to sort out his financial distress issues. He seems to be an over-spender; living life like the character he has portrayed for decades. Well, that doesn’t work these days anymore.

    He laso needs to sort out his colorful love-life. How many wives did he have? Can he beat Hugh Heffner records?

    Problem with Ric is that old age should bring about sobriety and wisdom. It’s one thing to portray a character as a line of work and real life is just another thing. Is he a good father to his kids? … I shouldn’t be asking. Is he in Japan to put over himself or is he there really for Reid’s/his son/ support?

  8. Scott says:

    Part of me says if it makes him happy (and it helps pay the bills that he still owes) more power to him.

    But it also comes a time where does it really help his legend when he keeps on crawling to the ring at his age?!?

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