Cageside Quote: Eric Bischoff thinks TNA should let Ric Flair go to WWE Hall of Fame ceremony

From a recent interview with VOC Wrestling Nation Radio:

"I'm not a decision maker, and whatever they decide, I'm going to support, but in my personal opinion, I think they should allow Ric to go to the Hall of Fame. Ric Flair is a very special individual -- he is 63-years-old -- he's not perfect, but there is not anyone in this business that deserves the respect and honor of taking center stage in the biggest event in our universe more than he does."

Flair was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame individually back in 2008 at WrestleMania 24, the night before he was "retired" by Shawn Michaels. Now, four years later, he's headed back to be inducted as one of the founding members of The Four Horsemen.

That's if TNA lets him head back.

It's rather interesting that the ceremony is scheduled to take place in less than one month and no official word has come down on either side of the fence. TNA is, admittedly enough, in an undesirable position here, but it seems obvious the right thing to do is let Flair make his appearance, get his few minutes of camera time, and be on his merry way.

For his part, Flair has always maintained he would be there, live and in person, no matter what. As recently as just over one month ago, Hulk Hogan came out and said TNA -- and Dixie Carter -- are open to letting Flair appear saying, "it's only right that Ric be there."

With Bischoff now saying the same, it seems clear that Flair will be in Miami come March 30 and he'll be on USA for the induction ceremony giving a speech that lasts no longer than a few minutes. It's still peculiar why an official stance has yet to be taken but at this point it doesn't seem to matter.

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