Former WCW Commentator Attempting To Block Ric Flair Return To Ring

Ric Flair has spoke recently about returning to the ring.

As of late, reports have appeared about a possible return to the ring for one of the greatest of all time, Ric Flair. The issue is that Ric Flair is 73 years old and has had multiple health scares in the past, including having a pacemaker fitted. He has also gone on record that WWE had video packages ready for his possible death. Now however, an old friend is attempting to block Flair’s return to the ring.

Christopher Cruise, who previously commentated for WCW has took to his Facebook page to urge fans and peers alike to try make sure Flair can not return to the ring, you can see his statement below.

Hey you rubes, I screw around here a lot, but this is serious: Ric Flair should not be allowed to wrestle. Some reports indicate he has been working out with Jay Lethal in preparation to returning to the ring. He can’t be stopped from doing so in states that don’t have athletic commissions and licensing protocols, but insurance companies can step in and refuse to issue a bond to a promotion that books him. And for those states that do have commissions, they should be contacted to demand that they not allow Flair to wrestle. Simply put, Ric Flair returning to the ring is not wise. No how, no way. He’s 73, in poor health, an alcoholic, and has a pacemaker installed. Today I emailed the following to the Maryland State Athletic Commission, since I live in Maryland, and will contact other commissions as well. I would encourage you to also email the commission ([email protected]) and urge its members to deny Flair a license. It won’t take long, and could help keep Flair alive. Here is the email I sent:To the Commissioners of the Maryland State Athletic Commission:Recently, published reports indicate the professional wrestler known as Ric Flair, who is 73 and has a pacemaker, is considering returning to the ring. Obviously, that is not wise. It’s almost as if he wants to die in the ring.…/ric-flair-is-coming-out-of…/I am writing as a citizen of Maryland to express my concern about the prospect of Mr. Fleihr being granted a license to wrestle in this state. I’m sure you understand how disastrous it would be for the Commission if he died in the ring during a performance for which you granted him a license.I’d like to know what standards the Commission has for granting a license to a professional wrestler. Is a physical examination required? Are athletes over 70 and who have a pacemaker installed allowed to wrestle professionally in Maryland? I look forward to your reply.

Christopher Cruise on his Facebook

Time will tell if Flair can get licensed to wrestle with others lobbying to prevent him from stepping into the ring again.

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