Ric Flair On Why He Thinks All WWE Promos Are Heavily Scripted


Ric Flair was recently a guest on “The Steve Austin Show”. One of the topics that they touched on was the perception that promos today are far more scripted than they were in the past. Flair revealed that he thinks the WWE scripts the promos so heavily because they don’t trust the wrestlers on their roster due to a lack of experience. Here are Flair’s thoughts on scripting promos and why he thinks wrestlers today have it tougher than ever:

On Why The WWE Heavily Scripts Promos Today:

I have to believe, because I was there with [Austin] a lot, but [Austin] walked around and [he] collected [his] thoughts and [Austin] knew where [he] was going. [Austin] didn’t have 40 writers walking [him] to the gorilla [position] before [he] walked out the door. [Austin] had a gameplan. When you have that groove and the capacity to entertain the crowd, they have to let you run with it and I don’t see that much these days because I think they’re worried that the kids don’t have enough experience. It’s not that they can’t, but that they don’t have enough experience, so I think it’s harder these days from that standpoint. Do I think it’s any easier in terms of work? No. I think that the kids do a lot more high wire stuff right now and they incorporate so many things in their work. It’s not that they’re any more gifted as an athlete, but the business has raised the bar. Ultimately, it may mean something or it won’t mean something.

On Why Today’s Wrestlers Have It Harder Than He Did:

I think it’s harder because the kids on social media eat them alive. I don’t think the [pro wrestling] business is any harder. I think the days are longer. I think the scrutiny [is more intense], but it’s equally hard physically, but it’s harder on them because they’re so effected by social media and the number of people trying to give them direction.

You can listen to the episode of “The Steve Austin Show” featuring Ric Flair by clicking HERE

Credit: The Steve Austin Show. H/T WrestlingInc.

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