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Re: Aftermath: Why was Mr. Perfect fired but Flair wasn't after the "Plane Ride From Hell" incident?

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Because Flair is gonna Flair and Vince is gonna Vince. For all his crap Vince evidently has a soft spot for Flair. Maybe he just sees Flair's actions as a "given" and something that can't really be controlled other than getting rid of Flair. Since Vince doesn't want to do that, he makes someone else the scapegoat for Flair's shenanigans.
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This is still one of the most baffling things I have ever heard.
One guy gets drunk and fucks shit for everyone, but it's another guy that gets fired because he didn't manage a fucking 60 year into drinking responsibly. Ric Flair is a piece of shit and everyone covering for him are as well, it's basically the monopolistic elites in wrestling that do whatever they want.
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The fact Flair is everyone's favorite wrestler who matters, especially the son in law's. Basically get's him a free pass. Even after he sold his watch that HBK got him and threatened to sue WWE cause of the Man thing, tells you he's got a lot of leeway.
Flair never really was a draw for the WWF, and aside from that Flair is just not a good human being. But then again neither is Vince.

Vince had no problem firing Hogan (the man who quite literally made WWF profitable) or had a problem firing Austin and burying him on air in a shoot (Austin is the main reason why WWF beat WCW) but for some reason has a soft spot for Flair (who he loaned hundreds and thousands of dollars to, turn a blind eye to all of his idiocy on the road) and let's him get away with anything like the way he does Shawn Michaels or Triple HGH. Get this, Flair didn't even a fraction of an impact on the WWF/E the way that Austin or Hogan had.
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Re: Aftermath: Why was Mr. Perfect fired but Flair wasn't after the "Plane Ride From Hell" incident?

This typical question can be apply to Sunny, yeah, WWE never take strong action toward her, from went to jail because DUI until doing porn, WWE never on her like remove her name from HOF.
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Re: Aftermath: Why was Mr. Perfect fired but Flair wasn't after the "Plane Ride From Hell" incident?

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Flair never really was a draw for the WWF, and aside from that Flair is just not a good human being. But then again neither is Vince.

Vince had no problem firing Hogan (the man who quite literally made WWF profitable) or had a problem firing Austin and burying him on air in a shoot (Austin is the main reason why WWF beat WCW) but for some reason has a soft spot for Flair (who he loaned hundreds and thousands of dollars to, turn a blind eye to all of his idiocy on the road) and let's him get away with anything like the way he does Shawn Michaels or Triple HGH. Get this, Flair didn't even a fraction of an impact on the WWF/E the way that Austin or Hogan had.
Hogan wasn't fired until 2015 for inexcusable racist comments. Even when the company didn't need him so much in 1993 and 2003, the Hulkster left on his own terms.Austin wasn't fired despite him leaving abruptly as well as no showing, which is far worse than anything Flair has done.

Considering neither of those really showed Vince any loyalty, why should he show them any?

The JR/Flair case is just a case of Vince enjoying humiliating JR for his own amusement. Former champions are untouchable in WWE.
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Re: Aftermath: Why was Mr. Perfect fired but Flair wasn't after the "Plane Ride From Hell" incident?

Because Ric Flair is a far bigger draw and money maker than Mr. Perfect. Would you fire an employee that makes your company money?
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Re: Aftermath: Why was Mr. Perfect fired but Flair wasn't after the "Plane Ride From Hell" incident?

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Flair never really was a draw for the WWF, and aside from that Flair is just not a good human being. But then again neither is Vince.

Vince had no problem firing Hogan (the man who quite literally made WWF profitable) or had a problem firing Austin and burying him on air in a shoot (Austin is the main reason why WWF beat WCW) but for some reason has a soft spot for Flair (who he loaned hundreds and thousands of dollars to, turn a blind eye to all of his idiocy on the road) and let's him get away with anything like the way he does Shawn Michaels or Triple HGH. Get this, Flair didn't even a fraction of an impact on the WWF/E the way that Austin or Hogan had.
Maybe Vince sees a little of himself in Flair or respects Flair's 0 fucks given attitude?
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I’ve often wondered this. I’m a big fan of Mr. Perfect and was psyched about his return in 2002. I remember in 2002 I was hoping for a reuniting of the 1992 Perfect / Flair partnership, with the roles reversed (with Flair then being Perfect’s advisor), and then maybe even reuniting with Scott Hall, but then being really disappointed upon finding out that Hall and Perfect had been shit-canned. That all seems like yesterday to me.
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Re: Aftermath: Why was Mr. Perfect fired but Flair wasn't after the "Plane Ride From Hell" incident?

I guess that since he bought WCW Vince may feel he needs to give their greatest star a quality treatment.
Besides being alcoholic is an addiction, something hard to quit.

I suppose Vince may have sent Hennig to rehabilitation instead of firing him, if he had known about his drugadiction problem.
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I’ve often wondered this. I’m a big fan of Mr. Perfect and was psyched about his return in 2002. I remember in 2002 I was hoping for a reuniting of the 1992 Perfect / Flair partnership, with the roles reversed (with Flair then being Perfect’s advisor), and then maybe even reuniting with Scott Hall, but then being really disappointed upon finding out that Hall and Perfect had been shit-canned. That all seems like yesterday to me.
A reunion between them would’ve been good, especially if they’d managed to get Bobby Heenan involved.
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I’ve often wondered this. I’m a big fan of Mr. Perfect and was psyched about his return in 2002. I remember in 2002 I was hoping for a reuniting of the 1992 Perfect / Flair partnership, with the roles reversed (with Flair then being Perfect’s advisor), and then maybe even reuniting with Scott Hall, but then being really disappointed upon finding out that Hall and Perfect had been shit-canned. That all seems like yesterday to me.
A reunion between them would’ve been good, especially if they’d managed to get Bobby Heenan involved.
I’m nostalgic for 1992 so I’d have loved it
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Re: Aftermath: Why was Mr. Perfect fired but Flair wasn't after the "Plane Ride From Hell" incident?

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My guess is Vince has always loved the Flairs and maybe not as fond as Curt's family. How Charlotte is treated compared to Curtis Axel is another example of that but I personally don't know but now feel compelled to look videos up on YouTube about it. &#x1f914;&#x1f611;
Curt Hennig's departure from the WWF in 1996 was nothing short of a disaster.

- Curt lost his Lloyds of London policy that October because someone in WWF told them that Curt was returning to the ring (this was still up in the air and was contingent on a sizeable enough guarantee by the WWF's part)
- Curt and his father Larry Hennig met with Vince McMahon after this to discuss the WWF's plans for the Mr. Perfect character and continue negotiations. The talks reportedly became heated and Vince called Larry Hennig a "dinosaur" (per PWTorch)
- Curt left the WWF and eventually joined competitor WCW
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