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Ric Flair Talks Highly Controversial Diva’s Contract Signing

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WWE Hall of Famer “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, father of current WWE Divas Champion Charlotte Flair, spoke about this past Monday night’s edition of Raw where Charlotte and Paige were featured in the final segment of the program for a Divas Championship Contract Signing for Survivor Series. Ric Flair said on his podcast that nobody from WWE contacted him to let him know what was going to happen, or what would be said, during the segment:

“I never heard a word about it. I started crying when I was watching it. Nobody called me and no one’s called me today. That would indicate that they just assume that it’s good. I don’t have an answer for that.”

“Here’s the problem. Obviously I have an opinion, but I’m afraid to voice it because I don’t want anything to affect Ashley’s career. I would just say that I know that Hunter and Stephanie and Michael Hayes have her back. I think…if anything I don’t think that she feels she’s comfortable enough to say ‘no’ to anything yet. She’s only been up there three months. It’s a pressure cooker and a tough spot to be in. Even though she’s the champion doesn’t mean that she goes ‘hey, this is what I wanna do or what I’m not gonna do.’”

“If you’re asked to do something, that’s pretty much the way things operate up there.” He added, “Everybody walks on pins and needles and just because you’re the champion doesn’t mean you have the right to say no and if somebody writes it down…one person approves everything. So I really don’t have an opinion.”

“I was very sensitive to it obviously because it’s a very sensitive issue and it’s very new. I know her mom is on fire. I’m not going out on a limb to say what I think.”

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