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Ric Flair Forms His Mount Rushmore, Leaves Out The Rock

Ric Flair, the legendary WWE Hall of Famer, recently shared his perspective on why he hasn’t included Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in his personal wrestling Mount Rushmore. Both Flair and The Rock stand as iconic figures in the world of professional wrestling, each amassing numerous championships during their illustrious careers.

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Flair, although retired from in-ring competition, remains a highly respected voice in the wrestling industry, while The Rock recently made a grand return to WWE and is rumored to face Roman Reigns in the near future.

In a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club Power podcast, Flair offered insights into his decision not to include The Rock on his wrestling Mount Rushmore. He clarified that while The Rock deserves praise for his exceptional interview skills and charisma, he didn’t meet the criteria of longevity as per Flair’s definition of the wrestling pantheon. According to Flair, staying power in the business is a key factor in making it onto his Mount Rushmore.

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“He[The Rock] would be except he didn’t stay long enough. I think part of the Mount Rushmore is longevity. It’s hard to be really good, and Rock was great, but he took off. He’s on my Mount Rushmore for interview skills and everything else. I remained very close to him… He just had that unbelievable amount of charisma. God! What a great guy,” Flair explained.

Who is on the Mount Rushmore of Ric Flair?

During the podcast, Flair did mention other wrestlers who do make the cut for his personal wrestling Mount Rushmore. His list included Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, and Shawn Michaels. He also acknowledged his belief that he is the best but humbly declined to place himself on his own Mount Rushmore, leaving that distinction for others to make.

In his own words, Flair expressed his reverence for fellow legends in the industry, stating, “I consider myself lucky to be considered one of the best.”

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It’s worth noting that Flair offered this insight into his wrestling Mount Rushmore, and each fan’s perspective on the all-time greats may differ. 

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