On the most recent edition of The Ric Flair Show, the two-time WWE Hall of Famer discussed this week’s episodes of Raw and Smackdown Live.
Flair was happy for Dolph Ziggler becoming number one contender to Dean Ambrose’s WWE Title, as he mentioned that it was long overdue. However, he wasn’t as happy with the recent decision to put over Finn Balor. Flair felt that Roman Reigns should have beaten Balor in the main event of Raw and went on to face Seth Rollins at SummerSlam for the Universal Title.
“I thought Roman should have won. And I know Finn Bálor to say ‘hi’ only. I’m a big fan of Roman Reigns. And I’ll be honest with you: Finn Bálor reminds me of ‘The Dynamite Kid’. Does that make sense? They’re very similar in appearance, same kind of work, and, I mean, he’s a great performer. God, I’m certainly not taking anything away from his performance or the match, but I’m a fan of Roman Reigns, so I’m saying something that I’m partial about. I think Roman, to me, has one of the greatest looks ever in the [professional wrestling] business. He’s as handsome as can be. He speaks well. He got his self-confidence back. He has been through some ups and downs, which we all go through in life, but, I mean, I’m just a big fan of his. That doesn’t take anything away from Finn Bálor and where I think where I see Dolph against [Dean Ambrose] as being huge at SummerSlam, I see that as being a bigger match than to see Finn Bálor versus Seth Rollins. I just think Seth [has] got too much experience. And like I said before about Randy, Seth Rollins is the second Randy Orton. He’s that good.”
Flair goes on to say that although he thinks Balor is great, he doesn’t ever see him or any other cruiserweight main-eventing a WrestleMania.
“If I’m looking at what’s going to draw money, what I would pay to see, I would pay to see Dolph against Ambrose before I’d pay to see Finn Bálor against Seth Rollins, so I think it’s phenomenal. I think Finn Bálor is great too. I just think you’ve got a legitimate heavyweight in Seth Rollins, a legitimate heavyweight in Roman Reigns, and I don’t think we’ll ever see the day, and I could be totally wrong, that a cruiserweight will ever main event a WrestleMania. And that’s what you have to look at, I think, in the total picture of the [professional wrestling] business. He’s of that [cruiserweight] size. I mean, if you look at the two of them side by side, he [has] got a great physique, gosh, but he’s smaller. Yeah, I don’t think he weighs 200 pounds.”
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