GENTLEMEN: START YOUR ENGINES: WOOOOOOOO!!
"NATURE BOY" RIC FLAIR WAS AT DOVER, DELAWARE THIS PAST SUNDAY AS THE HONORARY STARTER FOR THE ROADLOANS.COM 200 BUSCH SERIES RACE AND HE DELIVERED THE MOST FAMOUS PHRASE IN MOTORSPORTS - "GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES" ROADLOANS IS A LEADING DIRECT- TO- CONSUMER AUTO FINANCE COMPANY AND BEING THAT MR. FLAIR IS NOW IN THE FINANCE BUSINESS HE WAS INVITED AS A GUEST BY ROADLOANS.
DURING THE PRESS CONFERENCE FOR THE RACE MR. FLAIR WAS INTERVIEWED BY THE MEDIA AND ONE OF THE TOPICS WAS HIS STATUS WITH WWE, HE DENIED ANY TRUTH TO HIM PUTTING HIS NOTICE IN, NOW I AM NOT GOING TO CALL RIC FLAIR A LIAR BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT MORE IS GOING ON THEN HE IS GOING TO REVEAL TO THE PUBLIC. HE CAN'T AFFORD TO PUBLICLY SMEAR WWE.
WE GOT SOME OF THE DETAILS OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE INCLUDING A HILARIOUS STATEMENT FROM RIC FLAIR ABOUT HIS WIFE TIFFANY. TO READ THE ARTICLE READ BELOW.
Flair Says He's Still With WWE
Denies That He Gave Company Notice
DOVER, Del.--Ric Flair didn't say he's back with World Wrestling Entertainment.
According to the 16-time World Heavyweight Champion, he never left.
On Saturday, Flair was at Dover International Speedway as a guest of Roadloans.com, the title sponsor for the day's NASCAR Busch Series race.
During a press conference, Flair announced that he is working a limited schedule with WWE, and never gave notice that he was leaving the company.
"Those reports were totally incorrect," said Flair.
But curiously, the press release from the track that preceded Flair's appearances described him as "currently retired" from the wrestling business.
Flair spoke in glowing terms about WWE, noting that Chairman Vince McMahon could run NASCAR if he had a month to get up to speed. Those comments stand in stark contrast to Internet rumors that he was leaving the company due to dissatisfaction with the storylines he's been offered.
Flair did say that he plans to retire from wrestling within the next year, as he wants to spend more time with his family, including playing with his kids.
"I have a new, beautiful young wife. She's very rewarding. I like playing with her, too," Flair said of wife Tiffany, who was sitting 20 feet away. Flair's quip was one of many that had the media in stitches.
Fans hope Flair's WWE work can be similarly entertaining as he winds up his career. But Flair added that he has been given no assurances about creative direction.
"They don't do that," Flair said of WWE. "And I wouldn't expect them to. I've earned the right to retire on my own terms, but I don't see myself as bigger than the WWE. If it works into a storyline that works with the program, then I'm happy with it. If not, we just walk away one day and say goodbye."
That said, Flair has an idea of how he would like things to go.
"If I could write that script, I would just say that I would be in a marquee position...I would like to wrestle a marquee guy, a big name, in my last match," Flair said. "Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, John Cena...I would love to wrestle in a marquee position in a marquee match and just have my finest hour."