Ric Flair Interrupts George Kittle Interview, Congratulates 49ers TE on Contract

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 19, 2020

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle speaks to the media during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)
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The dust has settled on George Kittle's contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers, but the All-Pro tight end got one more gift on Wednesday with a special message from WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.

During an appearance on 95.7 The Game's The Morning Show with Lorenzo Neal and Dan Dibley (h/t John Healy), Kittle was caught off guard when Flair called in to congratulate him on his record-breaking deal. 

"This is Nature Boy Ric Flair, congratulations George Kittle," Flair said. "You're limousine ridin' and jet flyin' WOOO!"

Kittle seemed very surprised that he was talking to the 16-time world champion live on the air: "Are you kidding me? That's awesome."

A huge wrestling fan, Kittle received shout outs from The Rock and WWE after inking his record-breaking extension. 

Dwayne Johnson @TheRock

And still. Congrats to my boy @gkittle46 and @49ers on his new contract. Now the fun part - we go to work. #ThePeoplesTightEnd #peopleschamp #hardestworkersintheroom https://t.co/gFOkWloSvC


This tweet is MONEY. Congrats, @gkittle46! 💰 @49ers https://t.co/2zezKWy3sc

The 49ers officially signed Kittle to a five-year, $75 million extension on Friday. He is the highest-paid tight end by total money, average annual salary ($15 million), guaranteed money at signing ($30 million) and practical guarantees ($40 million), per Spotrac.