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Because this was before metoo. Flair showing his junk is just punished with boys will be boys. Geez Austin was beating his wife at this time and no one cared.
 

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Because Flair is a lot more important than Henning in WWE's eyes + His actions weren't quite as bad or hazardous as Henning's + He had HHH in his corner supporting him.
 

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From what I remember, the Mr. Perfect/Brock grapple slammed into the emergency exit door which obviously would have killed them and others if it opened. Now, granted that is extremely unlikely due to air pressure differences, but it was still dangerous. For Flair, if anything the only story here would have been if he ended up not getting drunk and showing off Lil' Naitch.
 

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Probably because Flair, Lesnar, Hayes and so on were important parts of the show, or behind the scenes of the show, at the time and Curt Hennig basically came back for no reason and was a 40 odd year old glorified jobber who wasn't that good at that point. So someone had to get the boot and he was the low man on the pecking order.
 

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He's Ric Flair, the limousine-riding, jet flying, dick showing, cocaine blowing, kiss stealing, wheeling dealing, kisses the girls and makes them cry, in a plane crash and struck by lightning but still didn't die, the nature boy, woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
 

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Because he's the Nature Boy, Whoo!.

Yeah that plane ride seems like it was a shit show. Certainly a precursor of what was to come with the WWE since that time.
 

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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.
He sold the watch the HBK got him ??? :surprise:

What a POS!
 

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"Harassing and exposing myself to a line of women, a mile long! I'm the man in fake sports, but a complete alcoholic, philandering, bad dad in real life!"
 

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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.
In Shawn’s book he said he has an attorney from the military that his Dad got for him when he got suspended for steroids, that might have something to do with it.

But my personal opinion is that Shawn and Ric have pictures of Vince doing something he doesn’t want the whole world to see but who knows.

If you watch the video where Vince gives Shawn his HOF ring he hugs him and the way he is acting is like he’s madly in love with him, pat patterson is there crying and the whole thing is pretty awkward.
 

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Some don't know what a business decision is, sports will keep their superstar athlete know matter what. WWE did it with several wrestlers including Ric Flair. UFC did it with Connor McGregor throw a chair at a bus. Mike Tyson bit Holyfield in a live boxing match.
 

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In Shawn’s book he said he has an attorney from the military that his Dad got for him when he got suspended for steroids, that might have something to do with it.

But my personal opinion is that Shawn and Ric have pictures of Vince doing something he doesn’t want the whole world to see but who knows.

If you watch the video where Vince gives Shawn his HOF ring he hugs him and the way he is acting is like he’s madly in love with him, pat patterson is there crying and the whole thing is pretty awkward.
I think Vince has some kind of a weird man crush on Shawn Michaels, but I don't think its anything beyond that.

Vince has a pattern; he always protects his favorites or people who make him money regardless of how bad they would screw up.

1) He changed the entire context of the Wellness Policy because of Orton.

2) He virtually allowed Shawn to get away with murder on multiple instances; not dropping the belt on multiple occassions, not jobbing to Hart, beat Davey in his hometown and mockingly drop the same title to Triple HGH and more.

3) Triple HGH's multiple blunders at WM MEs.

4) Lesnar getting caught by USADA for juicing.

and many more...

Flair as great as he was, didn't move the needle when he was in the WWE. As a matter of fact, back then when this plane ride of hell happened, he was just a lackey for Triple HGH where his central pre-occupation consisted of telling Triple HGH what a wonderful champion he is.

Mr. Perfect was at least giving decent matches in the mid card.
 

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I really wish that reunion happened either way. But of course history isn't so kind. The plane ride from hell incident should be some kind of a documentary for the WWE someday, it's as controversial as it is. Pretty sure Vince would make money with that kind of tell-all.
 

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Because Mr. Perfect was probably not buddies with Triple H!!!! Plus Vince always liked Ric Flair... So, all in all, someone had to be fired for the incident and Brock cant be fired, Naitch cant be either..so it fell on Mr. Perfect..

So many times we have seen Vince do this bending the rules for his favorites and keeping them safe while taking it out on who he views as expendable..
 

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Because Mr. Perfect was probably not buddies with Triple H!!!! Plus Vince always liked Ric Flair... So, all in all, someone had to be fired for the incident and Brock cant be fired, Naitch cant be either..so it fell on Mr. Perfect..

So many times we have seen Vince do this bending the rules for his favorites and keeping them safe while taking it out on who he views as expendable..
wasn’t perfect pretty close with HBK when he was first getting started, you’d have thought if that they still got on that would have swayed HHH to put in a word to keep him
 

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There are a few explanations.

Curt Hennig: Perfect’s departure from the WWF in 1996 went really poorly. After the company erroneously told Lloyd’s of London that he was ready to return to the ring without his knowledge, Hennig lost his policy. Now forced to wrestle, Curt and his father Larry met with Vince McMahon in October 1986 to roadmap Curt’s future and presumably negotiate a new deal. This meeting went terribly, with Vince calling Larry “a dinosaur”. Both sides were not on good terms, and it was only a marriage of convenience that led to Hennig’s return. There may have still been bad blood with Vince, who made Mr Perfect an ironic jobber.

Hennig’s brawl with Lesnar went right into the plane door and theoretically could have killed them all. When it came to deciding what to do, WWE decided to part ways with the now-enhancement talent in Curt Hennig. Lesnar was given limited discipline, with a slight deescalation of his push for a month or so. In Lesnar’s case, the company had huge plans for him.

Ric Flair: In the Me Too Era Flair would have been fired. But as others have said, it was a different time and Vince always had a soft spot for The Nature Boy. Basically The Million Dollar Man gimmick was what’s Vince would have wrestled as if he had become a wrestler himself in the 1980s, and it was in turn based on Ric Flair.

Michael Hayes: Would have been fired for punching an injured JBL in his sleep today. In 2002, that was still in the theoretical acceptable range of backstage antics.

Dustin Rhodes: See Michael Hayes
 
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