I just have a hard time believing that any wrestling fan who appreciates the sport can say that Flair is over-rated.
Flair is great but I can see how people would find him overrated. Especially with so many people talking about him being the best ever. Not to mention, a lot of the fans of today most likely did not see Flair in his prime. I would guess they mostly recognize him as the crazy old man from WCW that took a backseat to the nWo.
If someone is not a fan of Flair, due to underexposure or whatever else, & you constantly hear people putting him over as not just good but the best ever, you're going to think that he's overrated.
For comparison sake, as you might recall, I overrate Rick Martel.
I think my biggest knock against Flair is that he didn't know when to give less. He was great at making his opponent look better than they were but on many occasions, he would beg off & keep feeding the babyface when they already had all the shine that they were going to get. His match with Lex Luger is a great example. How many times can you take a Gorilla Press Slam? Give Luger less, make him have to sell, take the reigns. More than that though, sometimes he would make guys look credible that he should be well above. You can give them offense & hope spots but when you're the world champion & you're flopping & begging off & having to cheat to beat undercard guys, something is wrong. At least when you do it every single time, not once in a blue moon for a special occasion.
Maybe he would have surpassed Austin and perhaps Bruno Sammartino but Hogan would still be the greatest.
You have the wrong name on your quote, Sir. I definitely didn't say that shit. I don't think Rock is even in the conversation.