Ric Flair Did Not Give Blessing, Austin Wants Reigns Heel, ESPN WWE Update

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Ric Flair Was Not Asked To Approve Controversial RAW Angle

In a even bigger head scratcher than the angle itself, Ric Flair revealed on his podcast that he had no idea WWE were going to use his deceased son’s name on RAW, and he cried while watching it. He said if he was a fan he’d have been turned off by the segment, which saw Paige mock Charlotte by saying Reid didn’t have much fight in him.

Ric suggested Charlotte is not in a position to second guess management.

As noted yesterday Charlotte and Reid’s mother Beth took to social media to voice her disgust.

It’s Time To Turn Roman Reigns Heel

Steve Austin once again told his podcast listeners that it’s time to turn Roman Reigns heel. He said this week:

“I think Roman needs to be a heel. Go through that journey and then evolve into a babyface. To me, it’s almost going to mirror what the Rock did. [WWE] brought him in as a white meat baby. People hated him and they wanted to hate him. And then, all of a sudden, the Rock started taking over the Nation of Domination. He was the alpha male in that group. All of a sudden, the promo skills come alive. The character comes alive. The personality comes alive and he turned into the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. Now, I don’t expect Roman Reigns to do that. I expect Roman Reigns to be Roman Reigns, but that’s the road that the Rock went down. I just think, organically, that’s the way it’s going to play out for Roman Reigns. Now, you can try to put him in that babyface spot, that number one spot, right now to see what happens and I’ll be very, very interested to see, if indeed, that’s what they do because I’m just waiting on the edge of my seat to see what happens.”

ESPN To Cover Backstage News

ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman revealed on Twitter that their weekly WWE segment will eventually evolve in to covering more behind the scenes news: