In what many see as less than shocking news, Ric Flair's son Reid Flair (pictured far right) has signed to the TNA Wrestling roster. It's funny that they sign the man, after talking about having to release so many talents due to how large the roster already is.
Now they bring in another wrestling talent who is not ready to even be in the spotlight?
Reid Flair has been wrestling for a while now, and Ric has been making sure that he gets the training needed. But, his son does have some issues.
It looked as if Reid would get his chance in the WWE, through their developmental program FCW, early last year. But a string of trouble with the law pretty much killed off any chance for him to be in the WWE anytime soon.
On March 4, 2009, he was arrested for driving while impaired in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, but released after posting $1,000 in bail. He was arrested again on April 26, 2009. After crashing his car, police found black tar heroin inside, resulting in felony charges, naturally.
He was also charged with driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, and possession of drug paraphernalia, but was released after posting $15,000 in bail.
So obviously, you can see by this alone that the WWE didn't want to bring that much baggage into their promotion.
Ric himself even came out and said his son Reid has a drug problem, and it was rumored Reid went to rehab.
The 22-year-old is naturally gifted in the ring, but no where near polished enough to perform for TNA Wrestling on TV. I've seen the dude wrestle and I can say that he can go somewhat in the ring. But, he's just not at the level he needs to be.
Obviously he got into the company because of his father, but I feel TNA needs to develop him a good bit before having him step foot in a TNA ring and begin wrestling. It couldn't hurt for him to go to Team 3D's training school for a little while before going on TNA TV.
People such as Jesse Neal and Rob Terry have gone to the program and came out looking pretty good, especially Terry in my opinion.
So, while I don't see a reason in signing him, I do see that he can be a star for TNA in the future if he has the training to do so. But, if I'm a TNA talent on thin ice with the promotion, I'd be completely ticked with the signing.
Like I said, TNA is bringing in a guy who needs training before going primetime. The people on thin ice are already performing on TNA TV a good bit and have been for some time.
For them to lose their job to a guy whose not really ready to be there is complete and utter B.S. if you ask me.
If Reid can stay clean from drugs, keep out of legal issues, and get the training needed, he can be a big time star for TNA. But, if he doesn't do even one of these, this will be the dumbest signing in TNA history.
All I gotta say is, good luck management, cause I know you'll have some explaining to do for this signing when some of the other talent who have worked their butt off for this company get released because of it. But hey TNA, I'm just saying.