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WWE News: Ric Flair talks about influencing The Rock

Nithin Joseph
547   //    20 Oct 2017, 19:38 IST

The Nature Boy and The People's Champ in a once in a lifetime match on RAW
The Nature Boy and The People's Champ in a once in a lifetime match on RAW

What's the story?

In an interview with NBC Sports Radio, "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair answered various questions regarding cutting promos, influencing wrestlers and the origins of the faction known as the Four Horseman.

In the interview, Flair suggested that The Rock was one of the wrestlers who was influenced by him.

In case you didn't know...

The Rock has definitely been influenced by Flair and has even been seen a couple of pictures posing with him as a teenager, way before his wrestling days. Check out the picture below.

A teenage Dwayne Johnson with his idol Ric Flair

The heart of the matter

Ric Flair has said that The Rock has derived much influence for his persona from "The Nature Boy" himself. Flair made this statement when he was questioned about The Rock in an interview with NBC Sports Radio.

In the interview, Flair stated that The Rock himself would admit that he has had some influence on the character and the persona of The Rock. His exact words were, "I think he'll admit that a lot of me was him".

In many ways, Ric Flair and Dwayne Johnson do have very similar personalities when they are in the ring. Both "The Nature Boy' and "The People's Champion" display a great amount of confidence and arrogance with regard to their abilities.

They also aren't afraid to show their fondness for the finer things in life, like expensive clothes and watches. Who can forget The Rock and Ric Flair's love for the infamous Rolex watches?

Flair continued to talk about the various other wrestlers he had influenced, especially those he had taken directly under his wing, like Randy Orton.


What's next?

Currently, Flair is recovering from a coma and is working towards getting back on his feet. Flair seems to be doing well and fans around the world pray for his health.

The Rock, on the other hand, is continuing his successful Hollywood career, having been rumoured to be in the race for the leading role in an upcoming Pokemon movie.

Whether or not these two will return to the squared circle anytime soon, is yet to be revealed.

Author's take

Ric Flair is an absolute legend in the pro wrestling business and it would be extremely hard to find a wrestler who hasn't been influenced in some way or the other by "The Nature Boy".

He is currently still in recovery and we hope that he will be up on his feet and ready to 'Woo' as soon as possible.

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