Ric Flair cried during the last segment of Raw this week

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The last segment on Raw this week was something we hadn't seen for a long time. Not only did it involve Divas instead of the male superstars, but it also had real-life situations tied in, and that didn't go down well with one person, Ric Flair.

The segment involved Paige and the current Divas Champion Charlotte making their contract signing for their championship match this weekend at Survivor Series. What has upset the WWE Hall of Famer is the fact the WWE used the angle of Charlotte's brother's death in the segment, and he wasn't told about it beforehand.

This caused Flair to become very emotional when speaking on his podcast this week, according to NoDQ, about the angle and how it affected him.


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He said: "Obviously I have an opinion, but I'm afraid to voice it because I don't want anything to affect Ashley's career."

"I know that Hunter and Stephanie and Michael Hayes have her (Ashley) back.

"I don't think she feels she's comfortable enough to say 'no' to anything yet, she's only been up there three months.

"I never heard a word about it. I started crying when I was watching it. Nope, nobody called me."

Family and real life angles have been incorporated on WWE programming in the past and it has caused mixed success. Some of the most notable ones include the real-life affair of Edge and Lita, with Edge later feuding against Lita's ex Matt Hardy.

I think this angle of Charlotte's brother death was included in order to properly establish the heel role of Paige and the face role of Charlotte in this feud, which has worked, but there were certainly better ways of going about it than including a subject which is close to one of their most highly respected hearts.

If anything, it just shows further that the WWE creative team doesn't know how to promote the divas on their roster without resorting to extreme measures, and this is a shame as there are many divas on the roster now who are talented in-ring performers and have decent promo skills.

It just highlights further how much the Divas Revolution has not had the desired effect on the WWE Universe.

What did you think of the angle at the end of Raw this week? Have your say and leave a comment below...

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