WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
 

WNS Mobile

RSS Feed

Ric Flair On The Man Trademark Controversy: "WWE Have Lost Respect For Me"

Posted By: Thomas Lowson on Sep 05, 2019

Ric Flair On The Man Trademark Controversy: "WWE Have Lost Respect For Me"

Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has said that the company has lost respect for him in the latest escalation for the trademark of The Man.

Flair, 70, has been referring to himself as the man for decades, often using the catchphrase "To be The Man, you've got to beat The Man" throughout his career.

The issue with this is that WWE Superstar Becky Lynch has spent the last year calling herself The Man, which has been a huge hit with fans.

Speaking to TMZ Sports, Flair said that he tried to forge a deal that would allow the RAW Women's Champion to continue using the moniker with his permission, though WWE alledgedly blew him off.

On August 26, the 16-time World Champion filed a patent application with the U.S Patent and Trademark office for the term 'The Man' in connection with professional wrestling, and if successful, WWE would have to get his permission to use it.

The Nature Boy said that though he supports Lynch and women's wrestling as a whole, this is a business decision as he wants the money he believes he is owed.

In the video by TMZ, Flair said how this is all because he wants to make sure his family are taken care for after he's gone.

He said: "When I almost died two years ago, one person stayed by me [his wife Wendy]. The whole time -- 31 days in the ICU, 12 days while I was dying on a respirator -- and I'm gonna take care of her, and her family, and my family that has taken care of me no matter what."

The Dirtiest Player in the Game also explained that the friction with WWE has had a negative impact on his daughter Charlotte. 

"I don't care what the WWE thinks of me personally, I know they love me, but obviously they've lost respect for me," he added.

Source: TMZ Sports

.: Join our NEW Wrestling Forum :. 
««« WNS Forum »»»

Tags: #wwe #ric flair #becky lynch #charlotte flair
https://wrestlr.me/59036/  
Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.
 

» More News From This Feed

Nov 12
Steve Austin's "Broken Skull Sessions" WWE Network Trailer (Watch)
As previously reported, WWE Network will premiere "Broken Skull Sessions" with WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin on Sunday, November 24 after Survivor Series. In a blockbuster announcement, Austin's fir[...]
Nov 12 - As previously reported, WWE Network will premiere "Broken Skull Sessions" with WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin on Sunday, November 24 after Survivor Series. In a blockbuster announcement, Austin's fir[...]
Nov 12
Booker T Has High Praise For Sammy Guevara, Compares To Eddie Guerrero
Sammy Guevara is one of All Elite Wrestling's brightest and most talented prospects, and it seems his work has caught the eye of WWE Hall Of Famer Booker who had high praise for the 26-year-old on his[...]
Nov 12 - Sammy Guevara is one of All Elite Wrestling's brightest and most talented prospects, and it seems his work has caught the eye of WWE Hall Of Famer Booker who had high praise for the 26-year-old on his[...]
Nov 12
Asuka Has Been Spamming Every WWE Affiliated Twitter Account
As one-half of the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Asuka is hot stuff right now, and she knows it. The former WWE Women's Champion has taken to social media to assert her presence by literally spamming[...]
Nov 12 - As one-half of the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Asuka is hot stuff right now, and she knows it. The former WWE Women's Champion has taken to social media to assert her presence by literally spamming[...]
Nov 12
Update On Sin Cara Requesting His WWE Release
As revealed first on the WNS Forum yesterday, WWE will apparently not be granting Sin Cara his requested release from the company, according to PWInsider. It appears, for now, he'll be sitting out hi[...]
Nov 12 - As revealed first on the WNS Forum yesterday, WWE will apparently not be granting Sin Cara his requested release from the company, according to PWInsider. It appears, for now, he'll be sitting out hi[...]
Nov 12
Xavier Woods Says Lana Doesn't Have Hips For '15 Pound Babies'
Xavier Woods may be taking an "off-season" while he recovers from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, but he's still keeping his followers very much entertained on social media.  In refere[...]
Nov 12 - Xavier Woods may be taking an "off-season" while he recovers from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, but he's still keeping his followers very much entertained on social media.  In refere[...]
Nov 12
Dixie Carter Reveals She Has A Famous Cousin
If you're in the United Kingdom, there is a rather interesting story making the rounds. On a recent episode of Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey which aired on ITV, co-host Declan Donnelly was reveale[...]
Nov 12 - If you're in the United Kingdom, there is a rather interesting story making the rounds. On a recent episode of Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey which aired on ITV, co-host Declan Donnelly was reveale[...]
Nov 12
Seth Rollins Sends A Message To Triple H & NXT (Watch)
In a backstage interview, Seth Rollins has an interview for Triple H and the NXT roster following his win on Raw over Imperium. Rollins said that Triple H was the man behind the NXT attacks and said [...]
Nov 12 - In a backstage interview, Seth Rollins has an interview for Triple H and the NXT roster following his win on Raw over Imperium. Rollins said that Triple H was the man behind the NXT attacks and said [...]
Nov 12
Rusev Says The Lana Affair Storyline Is "The Best" Around
WWE Superstar Rusev was recently interviewed by The Sun in the United Kingdom about the current affair storyline that's playing out between is wife Lana and Bobby Lashley. Interestingly, Rusev notes t[...]
Nov 12 - WWE Superstar Rusev was recently interviewed by The Sun in the United Kingdom about the current affair storyline that's playing out between is wife Lana and Bobby Lashley. Interestingly, Rusev notes t[...]
Nov 12
Lana Claimed She Was Pregnant With Rusev's Baby, But It Was A Big Ploy (Watch)
WWE has released a video on YouTube of Lana’s promo from Raw in Manchester, England in which she tricked Rusev into thinking he got her pregnant. During the segment, Lana revealed had sex with [...]
Nov 12 - WWE has released a video on YouTube of Lana’s promo from Raw in Manchester, England in which she tricked Rusev into thinking he got her pregnant. During the segment, Lana revealed had sex with [...]
Nov 11
Join Our New Community - WNS Forum, Talk Pro Wrestling, Video Games, More
WrestlingNewsSource.com recently launched a new community feature for our loyal readers. If you want to talk pro-wrestling in a fun and engaging environment, head on over to the new WNS Forum! All me[...]
Nov 11 - WrestlingNewsSource.com recently launched a new community feature for our loyal readers. If you want to talk pro-wrestling in a fun and engaging environment, head on over to the new WNS Forum! All me[...]
Nov 11
WWE Monday Night Raw Results (11/11/2019)
The following are the results of the November 11th, 2019 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors defeated Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lyn[...]
Nov 11 - The following are the results of the November 11th, 2019 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors defeated Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lyn[...]
Nov 11
Styles vs. Strong vs. Nakamura Announced for Survivor Series
During tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, it was announced that there will be a Triple Threat Match at Survivor Series between United States Champion A.J. Styles, Intercontinental C[...]
Nov 11 - During tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, it was announced that there will be a Triple Threat Match at Survivor Series between United States Champion A.J. Styles, Intercontinental C[...]
Nov 11
Possible SPOILER Regarding WWE's Plans for Becky Lynch After Survivor Series
As fans are aware, WWE Monday Night Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch is currently scheduled to compete in a Triple Threat Match at Survivor Series against SmackDown Women[...]
Nov 11 - As fans are aware, WWE Monday Night Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch is currently scheduled to compete in a Triple Threat Match at Survivor Series against SmackDown Women[...]
Nov 11
Former ECW & WWE Star Francine Fournier Currently Hospitalized
Former Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and WWE Superstar Francine Fournier is currently hospitalized after having complications from a recent surgery. According to a report from PWInsider.com, F[...]
Nov 11 - Former Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and WWE Superstar Francine Fournier is currently hospitalized after having complications from a recent surgery. According to a report from PWInsider.com, F[...]
Nov 11
Steel Cage Main Event Announced For WWE Starrcade 2019 Live Event
The Infinite Energy Center has announced new matches for the 2019 WWE Starrcade live event, which will take place on Sunday, December 1 in Duluth, Georgia. There will be a special one-hour WWE Networ[...]
Nov 11 - The Infinite Energy Center has announced new matches for the 2019 WWE Starrcade live event, which will take place on Sunday, December 1 in Duluth, Georgia. There will be a special one-hour WWE Networ[...]
Nov 11
Chris Jericho Discusses Vince McMahon's Reaction To Umaga's Death In 2009
Chris Jerich revealed on a recent edition of his 'Talk Is Jericho' podcast, the reaction of Vince McMahon to the death of Umaga in a discussion with former WWE creative writer Court Bauer. Court Baue[...]
Nov 11 - Chris Jerich revealed on a recent edition of his 'Talk Is Jericho' podcast, the reaction of Vince McMahon to the death of Umaga in a discussion with former WWE creative writer Court Bauer. Court Baue[...]
Nov 11
AEW Dynamite Is Heading To Miami, Florida
AEW has announced the January 15 Dynamite episode will air live from Watsco Center  in Miami, Florida. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22nd at 12 noon ET on Ticketmaster and AEWTix.com w[...]
Nov 11 - AEW has announced the January 15 Dynamite episode will air live from Watsco Center  in Miami, Florida. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22nd at 12 noon ET on Ticketmaster and AEWTix.com w[...]
Nov 11
Sin Cara Requests Release From WWE, Statement Issued
WWE Superstar Sin Cara has announced he has asked for his release from the company. His statement was released in Spanish on Twitter, below is a Google Translate: SIN CARA CONTRACT RELEASE Last n[...]
Nov 11 - WWE Superstar Sin Cara has announced he has asked for his release from the company. His statement was released in Spanish on Twitter, below is a Google Translate: SIN CARA CONTRACT RELEASE Last n[...]
Nov 11
WWE Confirms Undertaker For Steve Austin's New WWE Network Show
WWE has issued the following press statement officially announcing Steve Austin's new WWE Network show and his first guest. “STONE COLD®” STEVE AUSTIN: THE BROKEN SKULL SESSIONS TO PR[...]
Nov 11 - WWE has issued the following press statement officially announcing Steve Austin's new WWE Network show and his first guest. “STONE COLD®” STEVE AUSTIN: THE BROKEN SKULL SESSIONS TO PR[...]
Nov 11
Matches & Segments Set To Air On Tonight’s WWE Raw
Tonight WWE will be airing a taped edition of Monday Night Raw on the USA Network, which was filmed last Friday in Manchester, England, click here for full spoilers. Below is a non-spoiler match list[...]
Nov 11 - Tonight WWE will be airing a taped edition of Monday Night Raw on the USA Network, which was filmed last Friday in Manchester, England, click here for full spoilers. Below is a non-spoiler match list[...]
Nov 11
Bruce Prichard Comments On WWE Trying To Buy The UFC
On the most recent edition of "Something To Wrestle", Bruce Prichard revealed that the WWE did attempt to buy the UFC a few years back, as had been rumored at the time, but were outbid by the Fertitta[...]
Nov 11 - On the most recent edition of "Something To Wrestle", Bruce Prichard revealed that the WWE did attempt to buy the UFC a few years back, as had been rumored at the time, but were outbid by the Fertitta[...]
Nov 11
Jim Ross Discusses Why He Didn't Like The Halloween Havoc Concept
Jim Ross discussed a number of topics on the latest 'Grilling JR' podcast, including the origins of Halloween Havoc and why he didn't like the concept. Check out the highlights below, transcribed cour[...]
Nov 11 - Jim Ross discussed a number of topics on the latest 'Grilling JR' podcast, including the origins of Halloween Havoc and why he didn't like the concept. Check out the highlights below, transcribed cour[...]
Nov 11
Tonight's WWE Raw SPOILERS from Manchester, England
WWE taped Raw from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on Friday. The show will air on USA Network tonight: Check out the spoilers from the show below, courtesy of Edward Neely via WrestlingI[...]
Nov 11 - WWE taped Raw from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on Friday. The show will air on USA Network tonight: Check out the spoilers from the show below, courtesy of Edward Neely via WrestlingI[...]
Nov 11
WWE WrestleMania 35 Generated $165 Million For New York/New Jersey region
WWE issued the following press statement: STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today announced that WrestleMania[...]
Nov 11 - WWE issued the following press statement: STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today announced that WrestleMania[...]
Nov 11
Mick Foley Is WWE 24/7 Champion Following Fan Meet & Greet
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has added another accolade to his career (sort of), by capturing the 24/7 title from a fan at a comic-con appearance.  Foley, who introduced the title in May this ye[...]
Nov 11 - WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has added another accolade to his career (sort of), by capturing the 24/7 title from a fan at a comic-con appearance.  Foley, who introduced the title in May this ye[...]

© 2006-2019 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π