Vince Russo says Ric Flair should have taken inspiration from Mick Foley and put on one-man shows after his retirement from the ring.
The Nature Boy is set to struggle in its final game, and Russo thinks there are other ways for retired superstars to be relevant in the business. The former WWE editor recently opened up about how wrestlers make a lot of money from various public appearances and noted Mick Foley’s success.
The Hardcore Legend has masterfully blended wrestling and comedy on his one-man shows in recent years, where he shares stories from his iconic career and interacts with fans.
Vince Russo said Ric Flair should have done something similar to retired Mick Foley instead of focusing on wrestling again:
“I think Mick Foley is very smart. That’s what Flair should have done,” Russo revealed. “Flair should have done a one-man show. Not just a venue; take it all, he would have sold out everywhere. See, that’s what Mick did. Mick doesn’t do rematches, and he’s in the rings.” [0:24 – 0:45]
Vince Russo Explains Why Ric Flair Should Do ‘One-Man Shows’
The former WWE editor praised Mick Foley’s unique events as they were guaranteed to draw decent crowds.
Vince Russo said these shows get even better with special guests, as many dream scenarios come true. He even imagined a scene where Lita and Trish Stratus would appear together to recap their rivalry.
Russo added that every top retired talent could “make a fortune” by following Mick Foley’s path:
“That’s smart for me, bro, especially. If you’re retired, and it’s a one-man show, and you’re gonna take them through the career and tell them the stories. And every town where you going, you I have a special guest. It’s a fortune. Can you imagine if Trish got together with Lita? With Victoria? Five of them? Can you imagine? “But on the other side medal, Chris, let’s be honest, it takes a lot of work. [0:47 – 1:32]
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