By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Ric Flair released a pair of videos on his Youtube page. In the first video, Flair thanks his family and his doctors and nurses “who brought me back again.” He described it as a $1.8 million tune-up. Flair got fired up and said he wasn’t going to slow down. He thanked everyone for the opportunity to be Ric Flair. He said he also knows who hasn’t been there for him.
In the second video, Flair vents about comments that Shawn Michaels made about him in the “Nature Boy” 30 For 30 documentary. “I’m sorry, but you’re not in a position to judge me, buddy, telling me I’ll never know who Richard Fliehr, is” Flair said. “Really? You think I’ll never know. I don’t know. Richard Fliehr, like I said before, was an irresponsible kid who was blessed with the greatest parents in the world, did everything wrong. And by the way, who are you to judge me? I mean, really? Come on, man, let’s get serious. You opened the door, I’m giving it back to you. Who are you to judge me? Are you kidding me? You idolized me and then all of a sudden contempt? For what? For what you grew up loving and for what inspired you to be who you are? I don’t think so, man.”
Powell’s POV: Flair thanked Jim Ross for the things he said about him in the video before tearing into Michaels. Were it not for Flair’s health issues, this would leave me wondering if this was the start of a feud for a match in Saudi Arabia. That said, it’s good to see Flair looking healthy again after his latest health issues.
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