Ric Flair

Ric Flair Reveals Tough Conversation He Had With Triple H About Potential Legal Dispute With WWE

“To be the man, you’ve got to beat the man.”

To own ‘The Man’ trademark, that is another story altogether — and one that Ric Flair recently shared during the second edition of his “WOOOOO! Nation Uncensored” podcast.

While talking about the trademark to ‘The Man’ and ‘To be the man, you’ve got to beat the man’ on his podcast, “The Nature Boy” recalled his legal dispute with WWE over the trademark, letting Becky Lynch use it and a conversation he had with Triple H about possibly legally battling WWE to get the rights to it again.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the show where he touches on this topic with his thoughts.

On his dispute with WWE over ‘The Man’ trademark, letting Becky Lynch use it in the past and Steve Austin not owning the ‘Stone Cold’ trademark: “I owned the trademark ‘To Be the Man,’ if I own that trademark and then they use that trademark to create ‘The Man’ [Becky Lynch], which has been my label my entire career. I thought it up, it’s mine and I own it and I’m one of the few guys that own my intellectual property. Steve doesn’t own Stone Cold, believe it or not, I don’t think it’s right and he should have it but when they get a hold of it, they’re going to keep it. They have their reasons and I’m not the one making those calls. I own my stuff.”

On a conversation he had with Triple H where he noted that if he is able to, legally, he will fight to get the trademark back in his possession: “Hunter told me that Stone Cold is trademarked. I said ‘Why don’t you call her The Game?’ He said that’s trademarked too, I said ‘So is The Man?’ He said ‘No it’s not, To Be the Man and The Man are two different things. Please. It’s old news now, it’s behind us but let’s get the facts straight, they still don’t own it. And if I get a chance and I get cleared legally, I’m going to go back and get it.”

Check out the complete episode of the show below, or at YouTube.com. H/T to Wrestling Inc for transcribing the above quotes.


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