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In a recent interview, WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair talked about his match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania X-8.

Flair revealed the thoughts that ran through his mind before facing “The Deadman” and how he planned to play out his moves.

“You heard all these things about having a wrestling match with Taker? That’s so far off, you know what I mean? Taker is the all-time Phenom and my job out there is just to make him look like who he is,” says Flair.

Flair has revealed in past interviews that he was very nervous facing The Undertaker and felt in over his head.

The pressure of facing “The Phenom” at WrestleMania was getting to him.

His main concern was selling the entire match to the crowd and living up to the expectations of an Undertaker WrestleMania match.

“If he goes to his knees, then I’m lucky. He’s my size. Then I can punch him or chop him two times,” explains Flair. “But the idea of doing anything with, that – in my estimation – is not what people pay to see.”

Flair feared that the crowd wasn’t going to appreciate his age-old moves and wanted something more flashy.

The crowd was accustomed to seeing Taker beat legendary opponents and fight big matches. Flair wasn’t sure if he could be one of those opponents.

“They pay to see him kick ass,” says Flair. “Suplexing him or taking him over in a headlock – really? Come on. We’re past that when the lights go out when he comes in. So, that’s just my opinion.”

Ric Flair urges other Superstars not to imitate The Undertaker

Flair claims that The Undertaker is a special athlete, and was unlike any big wrestler he had faced before.

“But I’ve wrestled a lot of big guys and that seems to be the theme and to be that great an athlete at that size, and jump over the top rope and all that… And FYI, if he’s diving over the top rope ladies and gentlemen, nobody else needs to… Try and leave that off your resume please.”

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Michael Jordans Opponent Reveals Why Bulls—Last Dance Him Glued To His TV

ORLANDO, UNITED STATES: Orlando Magic guard Nick Anderson (L) takes control of the ball from Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan (R) during the first period of their game at the Orlando Arena 14 November in Florida. AFP PHOTO Tony RANZE (Photo credit should read TONY RANZE/AFP via Getty Images)

Michael Jordan was excellence personified on the basketball court as a member of the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards.

Listen In With KNN Ft. Special Guest 6x NBA All-Star Amare StoudemireOn this special episode of "Listen In With KNN" sports talk radio show/podcast presented by FOX Sports Radio, award-winning broadcast host Kelsey Nicole Nelson welcomes in Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv forward & 6x NBA All-Star and 5x All-NBA Amare Stoudemire. #LIWKNN #ListenInWithKNN to join the conversation.2020-06-27T01:43:50Z

Jordan’s greatest achievements came on the basketball court as a member of the Chicago Bulls when he won six championships with teammates, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Horace Grant and head coach, Phil Jackson.

“My favorite player at the time was Michael Jordan, obviously,” Amare Stoudemire told Fox Sports’ Kelsey Nicole Nelson while on a recent episode of Listen In With KNN.

“I mean that’s my favorite player at the moment. Penny Hardaway and Shaq for me growing up in Orlando, Florida, I was always watching those guys. Off the court. I mean, Tupac was always one of my favorite guys to watch and learn from. I’m learned a lot from like MLK Martin Luther King. I used to watch a lot of his, a lot of his [and] I learned from Malcolm X. I learned from a lot of different; a lot of leaders, like revolutionary leaders that I watched growing up to help somewhat keep me focused and kept me on the path of like, trying to find righteousness. You know, my mother and father played a very, very intricate role in that as well.”

A six-time NBA-All Star and the NBA’s Rookie of the Year during the 2002-03 NBA season, Amare Stoudemire is currently playing basketball overseas for Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 06: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reaches in to knock the ball out of the hands of Amar’e Stoudamire #1 of the Phoenix Suns during the first quarter of the NBA basketball game at Staples Center on December 6, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

While on Fox Sports Radio, he acknowledged that he watched The Last Dance, ESPN’s documentary on the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 season. “It was incredible,” he told Kelsey Nicole Nelson.

“I was glued to the TV. And listen I don’t watch TV much. But I was locked in. I was locked in. And, you know, it’s great. It’s great to the backstories of the players, you know, the backstories of Scottie, the backstories of Michael, the backstories of Rodman, and then to see how it all played out there last year, because we would always wonder like, why didn’t the Bulls keep going? That was a question I had, like, you know, a lot of people wanted to know why did Mike retire the first time. You know. And so that doc covered all those questions I had.”

Stoudemire also admits he got inspiration from His Airness. “What inspired me the most was the fact that Michael Jordan was actually a really good baseball player,” he said.

“You know a lot a lot of people did kind of cover the fact they had like a no hitting streak for a little bit. But, they forgot to realize that Mike also had a major hitting streak. And what inspired me the most is that one of the GM’s was saying that if Mike would have kept playing, he could have been a major league baseball player. And I didnt know that and that was incredible to learn.”

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