The latest episode of Dark Side of the Ring, the mini-documentary series that explores the most controversial backstories in the world of wrestling, caused quite a stir. This episode mainly discussed the Plane Ride From Hell, an absurd air travel made by a group of wrestlers, including the legendary Ric Flair.
The latter had inappropriate and harassing behavior towards a hostess, who had already reported the incident in the past. As if that weren't enough, former WWE superstar Tommy Dreamer tried to defend the Nature Boy gesture by calling it a simple joke and blatantly accusing the woman of being a liar.
The consequences of these revelations came within a very short time. CarShield has paused his collaboration with Ric Flair, while Dreamer has been suspended from IMPACT Wrestling without any hesitation. When questioned on the subject by Sportskeeda, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell harshly criticized the actions of the 16-time world champion.
Dutch Mantell said: "To say that Ric Flair was disrespectful is to put it mildly. I would never do things like that and I wouldn't want anyone to behave like that to me. There was nothing funny about what we heard. People have to realize that Flair has been doing that for years and years, it doesn't occur to you that it was an isolated case.
I was surprised when I saw so many people gaping in disbelief. I also want to point out that Ric Flair was certainly not the only one who misbehaved at the time. I will not mention names here, but the insiders know very well who I am talking about."
Dutch then made a comparison between AEW and WWE: "The guys at AEW are more relaxed, they don't seem to have all that pressure on them that surrounds WWE athletes. Vince McMahon wants most things to be written to the letter and has little faith in his talents.
Exactly the opposite happens in All Elite Wrestling."
Drew McIntyre: "I want to face Roman Reigns again!"
One of the wrestlers who drove WWE around this time is former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. The Scottish Psychopath had some extraordinary months and dragged the company into a difficult time, all fans fondly remember the WWE Survivor Series challenge between McIntyre and Roman Reigns, the true ruler of WWE right now.
Through the microphones of Real Radio 92.1 Drew McIntyre spoke about many issues and had words of great praise for the Tribal Chief. Here are the statements of the former WWE Champion: "I think a new fight against Roman Reigns would be great.
He is on top of the world right now and is doing an incredible job at WWE, probably the best of his career. We faced each other at the Survivor Series and we built this match in less than a week, so many people were close to us to make it happen.
Roman and I have always had great chemistry in the past where he was the Face and I was the Heel. Now I'm playing a version that is more like myself as he is playing the best version possible and I think there is a great connection between us.
Even when we challenged each other without the crowd, I saw that we were very well together and so I can only imagine what match we could stage in the event of our meeting with the presence of the WWE Universe." For Drew McIntyre it is not an extraordinary period in terms of results.
After having definitively lost the storyline and the challenge for the title against Bobby Lashley, the wrestler in the last episode of Monday Night Raw was the protagonist in a Triple Threat Match valid for the Us Champion title against Sheamus and against the current champion Damian Priest and it was the latter who pinned him with a terrible Reckoning.