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Any possibility that Flair is 'working' everyone?

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Just himself and his family at this point



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While Ric Flair has been very open about his recent issues with WWE over their usage of "The Man" regarding Becky Lynch and his belief that he should be paid accordingly for the usage, he is still slated to be at this Tuesday's Smackdown taping.

Flair and his daughter, Charlotte Flair, are being advertised as taking part in a Q&A for WWE sponsor Crickett Wireless live from backstage at the Smackdown event in Atlanta, with the Q&A streaming live on Crickett Wireless' Facebook page and other social media platforms at 12 PM Eastern. That could make for an interesting session.

Flair remains advertised for the 10/4 Smackdown Live debut on FOX from Los Angeles as well.



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One of the reasons that Flair is suing WWE could be the fact that he needs to pay $280,000 to the government.

Just a few days after undergoing heart surgery back in June, Flair was hit with a $280,000 tax bill.

According to Tax documents, Flair owes the federal government $239,871 on his earnings from 2016 to 2018, and he owes another $38,703 to the state of Georgia.

Flair (worth estimated at $3 million) has a few years to settle the debt before any property is seized.

Prior to this, Flair has dealt with tax issues 3 times before as well – in 1990, 2000 & 2005.



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Hr should start a GoFundMe.

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bpickering wrote: Oldschoolwrestling.com

One of the reasons that Flair is suing WWE could be the fact that he needs to pay $280,000 to the government.

Just a few days after undergoing heart surgery back in June, Flair was hit with a $280,000 tax bill.

According to Tax documents, Flair owes the federal government $239,871 on his earnings from 2016 to 2018, and he owes another $38,703 to the state of Georgia.

Flair (worth estimated at $3 million) has a few years to settle the debt before any property is seized.

Prior to this, Flair has dealt with tax issues 3 times before as well – in 1990, 2000 & 2005.
This guy is a first class asshole.  You've gotten raped by the government three times before - as NWA Champ, while in WCW during the Billionaire Ted's open checkbook era, and while having a solid run as IC Champ and bringing some prestige back to that belt (while having some matches better than guys half his age in WWE in 2005).  When you've paid all of those penalties and all of that interest, you don't ever EVER want to go back there.  Now it's his fourth time?  I guess that you can't fix stupid.



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Another thing - he owes $240k on his earnings from '16-'18. He was barely an on-air talent overall during those years, meaning, if he made 1/4 of the TV shows that is saying a lot. That means WWE was paying him a fortune just for his name, and because HHH likes him. So how do you repay that loyalty? By suing them over "The Man". I'm a huge fan of Flair, but he doesn't deserve one single payday right now.



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Superstar wrote: Another thing - he owes $240k on his earnings from '16-'18. He was barely an on-air talent overall during those years, meaning, if he made 1/4 of the TV shows that is saying a lot. That means WWE was paying him a fortune just for his name, and because HHH likes him. So how do you repay that loyalty? By suing them over "The Man". I'm a huge fan of Flair, but he doesn't deserve one single payday right now.
This part is what stood out to me.  WWE is already paying him charity, he didn't pay his taxes on it, and now he's suing them to cover the taxes on the charity they gave him.  Holy shit, carnies have no shame.



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The pathetic part of that story is that he's only worth three million dollars. Assuming that's a legit number, for a guy that's been in the business for 30+ years and making some heavy fucking coin for most of that, to be 70 years old and only worth $3 million (again, if accurate), is really awful. It's not surprising based on anything we know about his lifestyle and lack of focus, but to think everyday schmoes like us will be able to squirrel away a decent enough amount and hopefully pay off our houses and may have a little 401k or IRA or something, we should be in decent shape and not have to worry about sustaining some kinda of pseudo-fictional lifestyle.



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I wonder how much money he owes his son in law Conrad Thompson.....

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Blazer wrote: The pathetic part of that story is that he's only worth three million dollars. Assuming that's a legit number, for a guy that's been in the business for 30+ years and making some heavy fucking coin for most of that, to be 70 years old and only worth $3 million (again, if accurate), is really awful. It's not surprising based on anything we know about his lifestyle and lack of focus, but to think everyday schmoes like us will be able to squirrel away a decent enough amount and hopefully pay off our houses and may have a little 401k or IRA or something, we should be in decent shape and not have to worry about sustaining some kinda of pseudo-fictional lifestyle.
If he's worth $3 million then he must have $6 in the bank because you know all of that is going to be his house, car, etc.  When you have to pay property taxes and maintain a lifestyle, being worth $3 million is absolutely nothing. 

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omg65 wrote: I wonder how much money he owes his son in law Conrad Thompson.....
The irony here is that the Flair was Conrad's first podcast venture, and Flair either got lazy or thought he was above this kind of work or maybe a combination of both.  Flair was phoning it in at the end (literally phoning it in), but Conrad's carved out a nice little niche.  Flair could have reinvented himself with the podcast and made some extra coin.  Instead, he wants to sue people over stupid shit now.



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Blazer wrote: omg65 wrote: I wonder how much money he owes his son in law Conrad Thompson.....
The irony here is that the Flair was Conrad's first podcast venture, and Flair either got lazy or thought he was above this kind of work or maybe a combination of both.  Flair was phoning it in at the end (literally phoning it in), but Conrad's carved out a nice little niche.  Flair could have reinvented himself with the podcast and made some extra coin.  Instead, he wants to sue people over stupid shit now.


I really enjoyed the first version of flairs podcast where he would have a guest on and usually talk about the old days. The second version sucked with the current product segment and the Woooo! Of the week or whatever the fan segment was. Shit you would think this stuff would write itself; tell old stories, have your old running buddies on and if you run out of shit go thru entire years over a couple of weeks or months with tv and house show results to refresh the brain. Do some live events with Eric, Tony and Conrad and make money. 




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Franchise wrote: Blazer wrote: omg65 wrote: I wonder how much money he owes his son in law Conrad Thompson.....
The irony here is that the Flair was Conrad's first podcast venture, and Flair either got lazy or thought he was above this kind of work or maybe a combination of both.  Flair was phoning it in at the end (literally phoning it in), but Conrad's carved out a nice little niche.  Flair could have reinvented himself with the podcast and made some extra coin.  Instead, he wants to sue people over stupid shit now.


I really enjoyed the first version of flairs podcast where he would have a guest on and usually talk about the old days. The second version sucked with the current product segment and the Woooo! Of the week or whatever the fan segment was. Shit you would think this stuff would write itself; tell old stories, have your old running buddies on and if you run out of shit go thru entire years over a couple of weeks or months with tv and house show results to refresh the brain. Do some live events with Eric, Tony and Conrad and make money. 



I wonder how many old stories there really are, or how many Flair still remembers.  He's told the same 10 ones for years now.  You'd think there'd be more.  I'm not so sure.  I think just about every other Flair story involves him going to a bar, wanting to be a big shot and buying drinks for the entire house, shouting "Wooooo" with every drunk that approaches him, and then passing out and being carried back to his room.  If I had to guess, I'd bet Michael Hayes has MUCH better drinking stories involving fighting and fucking than this guy. 

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That’s why the guests are so critical for flair, the David Manning episode from the original podcast run is probably my favorite podcast of all time minus the pitch for Manning’s businesses.


Flair did well in a couple, the Steamboat and Dillon ones come to mind but for the most part I felt like the guest or Conrad needed to push him along and he would eventually start to be interesting.



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