Originally written on Wrestling Truth  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Lawler’s heart attack influences Flair to hang up the boots: WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair says Jerry Lawler’s heart attack has influenced him not to wrestle ever again. Talking with WrestleNewz.com the Nature Boy said: “I want to be in the ring, but it will never happen again. I said I’d never wrestle in WWE… and then there’s the Jerry Lawler incident…What happened to Jerry was terrible, and thank God he’s OK. But I wish people wouldn’t gauge me by what happened to him. Everybody’s an individual. But I think it kind of put a decision on my future in the ring, you know what I mean? And that’s fine, because I went back to the ring in TNA, and that will never happen again.” Flair is set to return to WWE once the lawsuit with TNA wraps up. ________________________________________________________________________________ WWE planning physical Hall of Fame in Florida: WWE have their eyes set on Orlando, Florida as the site of a possible physical Hall of Fame building. Word is that the company feel Florida is becoming the second headquarters for the company, now that the NXT developmental system has taken off. A Hall of Fame would be a good fit for this expansion. Although details are thin it’s believed that WWE are negotiating some kind of deal that would also see Orlando host Wrestlemania twice every ten years, in exchange for housing the building. The company believe a physical location would tap in to Florida’s tourist industry, if they offered tours and other fan experiences. It could literally be a permanent WrestleMania Axxess. ________________________________________________________________________________ Konnan talks wrestling career and politics: Former WCW star and Mexican wrestling legend Konnan was recently interviewed by my buddies at the Smells Like Human Spirit to discuss his wrestling career and political views. On his experiences in the Navy: “They sent me to Lebanon…and you start hearing all these things [like] we were there helping other [people's] interests. I started to find out the truth – I had this Cuban guy come up to me, he was an officer, and he started to open up my eyes, ‘cos I would ask him ‘why are they saying this’ (on transmissions), ‘why are they saying that’, ‘what does that mean’? He goes, “this is all bull[expletive] dude, we’re not here to protect American interests, we’re here to protect some oil companies’ interests, and that’s all you’re here for.” The current state of the American Political system: “It’s not like we really control anything in the United States anyway, so why would our vote be taken into account? This is what I feel is going on in the United States: I just think that the richest guys in the [country] get together, make policies, say ‘this is what we want, this is what we don’t want’. We don’t really have power over anything.” Listen to the full hour interview, including discussion of his time in WCW and the expansion of AAA below: http://traffic.libsyn.com/smellslikepodcast/Episode_33_-_Konnan_on_his_Life_Experiences_Politics_and_the_Military_Industrial_Complex.mp3 ________________________________________________________________________________ CM Punk would like to wrestle Bobby Roode: WWE Champion CM Punk said he sometimes watches TNA and that he wouldn’t mind wrestling Bobby Roode, during a Q&A at the New Orleans Comic-Con on Saturday. Punk said that “I don’t even know if I’ve met Bobby Roode,” but that wrestling him would “be fun”. “I think me and Bobby Roode would be pretty good.” “Contrary to popular belief, I do occasionally get to watch TNA, mostly on fast forward, but Bobby Roode is one of the guys… solid, solid guy. It’d be fun.”

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