Rob Leigh of Mirror.co.uk passed on an interview he recently conducted with Ric Flair.

Includes:

– How TNA let him be Ric Flair

– The reasons why he’s the happiest he’s been since 1986

– Why TNA will have as much “awareness” as WWE in six months’ time

– How he plans to have an unlimited run as an on-screen performer

– Why a UK TNA PPV is not a pipe dream

– How he’s settled into TNA

– Why he found it hard to work within WWE guidelines

– More background to the 2007 “no heart” promo aimed at Carlito

– What made wrestling crowds in the Caribbean Islands so wild

– The business practices of his friend Bruiser Brody who marched “to the beat of a different drummer”

– Why concerns by smart fans over TNA booking also apply to WWE

– Why opponents can do what they like to him

– How his role within TNA will develop

– Why he never watches his own matches back on DVD

Tomorrow’s video will include Ric’s position on:

– Whether, in his view, Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff are with TNA long-term

– Why the desire to entertain wrestling audiences outweighs any personal financial concerns

– The background to the “I’m sorry, I love you” moment at the climax of his ‘retirement’ match with Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 24

– His thoughts on Chris Jericho and rumours he may have been in the running to replace Mickey Rourke in the ring at Wrestlemania 25

– Lacey Von Erich

– The cosmetic appearance pressures felt by the Knockouts

– Why he’s not in favour of a union for wrestlers

– MMA fans

– The current ambitions of sons David and Reid towards wrestling

To check out the full interview, click here.