Flair evaluates WWE biz & three-hour Raws


After appearing on Monday’s Raw, Ric Flair offered a candid evaluation of WWE business, especially as it relates to three-hour Raws, during an interview on CBS Radio St. Louis.

“I think they’re right now trying to figure out which way they want to go,” Flair said about whether to increase the emphasis on wrestling with the current roster.

“They have so much talent on the roster, but it’s three hours of TV. It’s difficult to create three hours of instant TV, no matter what. Even though the roster is healthy, I think Vince (McMahon) is trying to figure out the best way to go.”

“It’s all good. I walk into TV at Monday and it’s me, Steve (Austin), Hunter, Taker, Shawn Michaels, Pat Patterson, like the Hall of Fame sitting right there. The business has changed trying to get people to focus on anything anymore with all of the competition on TV. Forget about the NFL, they have ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ etc., so it’s become more difficult to deliver a product that everyone wants to see. It’s not from of a lack of effort.

“The company is in a good place, the Network has been up and down on them, I just couldn’t be prouder of my daughter (Charlotte), and I love working there. Every time they give me a shot on TV – don’t give me too much verbiage (laughs) – I love being there.”

– Flair is heading to St. Louis on Sunday for an autograph appearance with Harley Race, which prompted the radio appearance with host Brian Stull. Full Audio from Flair’s appearance on the Brian Stull Show is available HERE. (Thanks to PWTorch reader John.)


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