Flair didn’t like Zayn being aligned with The Bloodline at first

Jan 16, 2023 - by James Walsh

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Ric Flair recently talked about a wide range of topics on his To Be The Man podcast.

During it, the WWE Hall Of Famer praised Sami Zayn for his work in WWE, especially as of late with The Bloodline. However, he wasn’t a fan of Zayn being aligned with The Bloodline at first.

“When I first saw Sami Zayn, I should have realized that was good. He got so much heat with me. I couldn’t stand his character. Now, I love him, but at first, I was like, ‘What the hell are they doing’, and here he is. He’s entertaining as sh*t. I stand corrected. I think he’s great. When I first looked at it, I thought this is such a serious faction.”

8 Responses

  1. Mackdeezy says:

    And besides boozing, trying to die in the ring, and anything to do with his doofy dauggter, what DOES Flair like?

  2. Pisto75666 says:


    You forgot spending himself into bankruptcy and then not paying his bills

  3. art123guy says:

    @Mackdeezy and @Pisto75666

    You BOTH forgot getting married and getting divorced.

  4. Stonz says:

    Y’all can say what you want, but Flair has earned the right to say whatever he wants – regardless of his personal issues. He’s probably one of, if not the, greatest wrestlers of all time. Some people have no respect for a legacy, no matter how long some may drag them out. It’s their personal choice to keep performing, but they have always done it for everyone else’s entertainment. In that regard, try showing a little respect.

  5. Joseph says:

    I don’t see why his personal issues even matter here. He didn’t get why they put Zayn with the Bloodline. Now, it seems like he likes it because Sami Zayn is that good and it’s entertaining to watch. I doubt he’s alone in this.

  6. art123guy says:

    Lighten Up, Francis.

  7. Pisto75666 says:


    I have all the respect in the world for legacies. But when an entertainer doesn’t respect their fans enough to know when to go home, or keeps performing because (in Flair’s case) he needs the money, it isn’t really deserved, is it? In that regard, Taker and HBK will always have my respect.

  8. Mackdeezy says:

    The reason it was brought up is because countless articles from all over the internet have popped up about Flair not liking something in recent years. Most are just tired of Flair’s negative outlook on the industry by now, while noting that he apparently doesnt have those same thoughts on dying in the ring, for example.

    Furthermore, yes, he has paid his dues, but saying he deserves to flap his gums like that is the same logic as “well, Vince deserves to implode his company for all the good times he gave us over the years.”

    Vince is doing wrong, and we’re voicing our displeasure. Flair is doing wrong and we’re voicing our displeasure.

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