Fantasy booking WrestleMania (and every other big WWE event for that matter) has become a national pastime for wrestling fans, especially since the advent of the internet and the access to more and more information. As soon as one WrestleMania ends, it’s not uncommon to immediately turn one’s attention to the next to predict how that card will play out.
Apparently, fantasy booking isn’t just limited to fans either. The Nature Boy, Ric Flair, recently threw his hat into the fantasy WrestleMania ring as well. Flair’s last WrestleMania appearance came this past April when he helped his daughter, Charlotte, retain her women’s championship in a triple threat match with Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch.
A little more than a month later, Charlotte chastised her father and cast him out of the WWE for the next six months. Flair would make his on-screen return in front of his hometown crowd last week to celebrate Sasha’s championship victory over Charlotte in the RAW main event. It’s since been confirmed that Flair will resume a semi-regular role with the WWE, making weekly appearances on the flagship show.
As noted, Sasha defeated Charlotte for the RAW Women’s Championship last Monday giving both women three championship reigns each in what has become a glorified game of hot potato. During the latest episode of The Ric Flair Show, The Nature Boy seemed to buy in to all the WrestleMania hype surrounding a certain UFC star and his daughter (thanks to WrestleZone for the transcription).
“I would love to see Charlotte vs Ronda Rousey, which I think would be huge. I know she will be in the Main Event somewhere, and I think they can make that work, but as you and I both know, Ronda has to win, I just know that Charlotte will be in the Main Event somewhere.”
Flair has made it no secret how he feels about Charlotte and her abilities, biases be damned. He will definitely be entangled in the culmination of her storyline with Sasha Banks, but he too believes that The Boss will emerge with the title to close out 2016 as Charlotte moves on towards a mega showdown with Rousey.
But the WrestleMania fantasy booking didn’t stop there. Flair is right in line with the rumor mill for the most part on the remaining marquee matches, only one of which may involve a championship belt.
“I think Undertaker and Cena would be something I would love to see, but I can tell you this right now–if Cena and Taker wrestle, Undertaker would win. John has a whole new life, he doesn’t care, he’s the most giving guy in the world, as is Mark [Undertaker]. I think the biggest match people want to see would be Shane McMahon vs. Hunter. That would knock you out your chair for sure. I can tell you right now, if Brock and Goldberg, which I think it is, it’s going to be a lot different than what we saw last month.”
If Cena can manage to get back on the same page as Vince McMahon, Flair is spot on with his prediction that he’ll face-off with the Deadman. And it appears extremely definitive that Goldberg and Brock Lesnar will finally settle their differences on the WrestleMania stage as well. But it’s interesting that Flair continues to tout a potential bout between Triple H and Shane McMahon.
Back in August, we reported that Triple H was against the idea of facing Shane in a match, and it’s well-documented that HHH and Flair are good friends. Flair even thought the contest was going to go down at this past SummerSlam. So either Flair hasn’t been clued in by his Evolution buddy, Triple H is concocting one convincing swerve backstage or fences have been mended. It’s been assumed for some time now that Hunter will, in fact, square off with Seth Rollins at WrestleMania in a match between former mentor and protege.
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