Ric Flair was interviewed on WWE’s The Bump this week, and he talked about his retirement angle in 2008. The idea came straight from Vince McMahon, who approached Flair and told him that “It’s time.” Flair joked that he hoped Vince meant it was time for a new contract.
The Nature Boy went on to reminisce about how special his retirement ceremony was on the Raw after WrestleMania 24, and you can check out his thoughts in the video above.
In the full interview, Flair talks about Dusty Rhodes’ tremendous mind for the wrestling business, and this leads to him considering a different type of wrestling Mount Rushmore:
“He was a genius, and a phenomenal talent. They always talk about these Mount Rushmores, and all that. If you take a Mount Rushmore of creativity, not wrestling...you put Vince McMahon and Dusty Rhodes on it, and I don’t even know who number three and four is.”
Ok Cagesiders, we’ve occasionally talked about pro wrestling Mount Rushmores, but not strictly from the standpoint of creativity. Flair thinks so highly of McMahon and Rhodes in that regard that there isn’t anyone else worthy enough to fill in the third and fourth spots on this particular Mount Rushmore.
Do you agree? I’m pretty sure that Paul Heyman would be included on mine.
Who is on your Mount Rushmore when it comes purely to creativity in pro wrestling?