Ric Flair has had a long, long career in the wrestling business. In fact, one could argue it's the longest ever.
The Nature Boy made his debut in late 1972 and retired from the WWE in 2008, but although Flair was afforded a grand sending off, he didn't retire from the squared circle until 2012 after spending time in Ring of Honor and TNA.
One would assume that a man who has led such a legendary care-free and fast lifestyle like Flair, might have a hazy, drink-fuelled regret or two from his years on the road.
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Or even from his personal life. After all, he got engaged for the fifth time last month.
However, the 16-time world champion shared his "number one" regret from his professional wrestling career on the latest addition of his podcast 'WOOOOO! Nation with Ric Flair'.
"There [are] a couple of things I regret. Number one was ever going to work for TNA. That’s my own fault. It was just a lot of money to wrestle 65 days a year, right? 65 days and make a lot of money. Do you know what I mean? Not WWE money, but pretty good money to do nothing. And I made a lot of friends.
"I like Kurt Angle very much and I like [James] Storm and [Bobby] Roode. I liked AJ [Styles]. Everybody treated me great. I mean, I don’t have any bad things to say about TNA or the people there at all. After being in the WWE, it’s pretty hard to work any place else because you’re always comparing them no matter how hard you try not to."
Flair is a bona fide legend in the industry and is one of the precious few performers who can justifiably be considered the greatest to ever lace his boots.
It's a shame that Naitch had to keep wrestling for the money at that stage of his career. When you think he is 67-years-old now and he only came off a full-time schedule four years ago - that's pretty remarkable.
Flair only recently came off the road after acting as a manager of sorts for his daughter Charlotte in the WWE. He still makes sporadic personal appearances for the company, but it's safe to say he won't be doing that for TNA anytime soon.
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