Ric Flair Comments on New Documentary Will Address Plane Ride From Hell Controversy
As noted before, a new documentary film based on WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is currently in production and is planned to be released by the end of this year.
A recent episode of the To Be The Man podcast featured co-host Flair providing an update on the development of this upcoming new documentary.
Flair stated that this new documentary will address both the infamous WWF Plane Ride From Hell incident from 2002 and the controversy caused towards him by Vice TV’s Dark Side of the Ring episode about it from last year.
“One of the most difficult things I’ve ever been through in my life, personally, aside from health issues, is having 85,000 people tell me within two minutes that I wasn’t on the opening of Raw or SmackDown after that bullshit from Plane Ride to Hell came out, which is all bullshit. It is explained thoroughly in my new documentary, I mean thoroughly. I am calling some people out big time. If they had left me off, I wouldn’t mind it, because I had my time and it’s not my time anymore, but it is something that means a lot to me personally, as it does to everyone else. I’m sure they would tell you that if they were being honest with you. It’s a big deal. You’re seen worldwide three times a week.”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com
Laredo Kid Injury Update
As noted before, Lucha Libre AAA and Impact Wrestling talent Laredo Kid suffered and underwent emergency surgery for a ruptured intestine injury this past October.
The Laredo Morning Times held a recent interview with Laredo Kid. One of the topics discussed included Laredo Kid’s thoughts on his injury situation was the toughest battle he has ever fought in his career and life.
“As I ended my fight with Vikingo, I had to be transported to San Vicente Hospital immediately and had to receive emergency surgery, as one of my intestines have become ruptured during the fight. It has been the toughest battle I have ever fought in my career and life.
After being hospitalized for nine days and fighting for my life, I want to tell everybody that I am back. I am back at my house with my family and my children, and it is thanks to all of you — and all of my Laredo fanaticos — that I am better, because you all sent your well wishes, vibes and prayers. I really want to thank you all for always wanting to stay updated about my condition, and I especially want to thank my company Lucha Libre AAA that was always looking as to how I was doing.
There is still a lot of trajectory, and the journey still continues for Laredo Kid in efforts to be fully recuperated. I do expect to count with all of the support from all of you and my Laredo fanaticos, so you guys can see the eagle of the Rio Bravo back in action.”
Tales From The Territories Ratings – Nov. 1, 2022 – Lowest of the Season
The November 1st episode of Tales From The Territories drew 34,000 viewers on VICE TV, down from prior week’s 101,000 viewers, according to Wrestlenomics.
The 18-49 demographic rating for that week’s show was not given while the prior week’s show drew a 0.02 rating.
This episode focused on the classic Stampede Wrestling promotion.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Dragon Gate recently announced that Yosuke Santa Maria had suffered a back injury earlier this week and as a result will be out of action for the foreseeable future.
WrestlePro recently announced that in honor of their upcoming 100th event this Saturday in Rahway, New Jersey, they will be streaming the event entirely for free on their official Facebook page as their thank you to their fans.
WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan reportedly was recently interviewed for an episode based on him for the upcoming fourth season of Dark Side of the Ring, according to PWInsider.
NBC’s Peacock recently announced that a new wrestling-based documentary based on Teddy Hart, titled Dangerous Breed, will be premiering on their service on November 22nd.
As noted before, former MMA fighter and WWE wrestler Cain Velasquez was arrested following an attempted murder shooting incident this past February in San Jose, California. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that Velasquez had been granted bail by the court this past Tuesday. Johnson reported that Velasquez paid his bail of $1 million and was allowed to return to his him after spending the past eight months in jail. Velasquez is currently facing the possibility of up to 70 years in jail if convicted of the charges against him.
New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced that they have pulled Jeff Cobb off the cards of their upcoming NJPW TMAHASHI events this Friday in Christchurch, New Zealand and this Sunday in Sydney, Australia due to personal-related reasons.
FTR reportedly are currently scheduled to make an appearance for NJPW at their Wrestle Kingdom 17 event on January 4, 2023, according to the Wrestling Observer Radio. Dave Meltzer reported that his sources stated that NJPW officials currently have plans in place for FTR to defend their IWGP Tag Team Championship at the event.
DEFY Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Fightwave event on November 26th in Seattle, Washington:
- Rocky Romero vs. Powerhouse Hobbs
WrestleCade recently announced a new match for the card of their WrestleCade SuperShow event on November 26th in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
- The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) vs. The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe)