As we reported last month, TNA Impact Wrestling star Ric Flair has signed an endorsement deal with BYB Brands for a line of energy drinks.
The dirt sheets are circulating a story this week about the deal. If you read the following verbatim on your favorite wrestling news site, you are reading a cut and paste rag, “Ric Flair’s new multi-year deal with BYB Brands is “more lucrative” than his current deal with TNA, leaving some in the company wondering how long he will remain with the promotion.”
Let’s examine this statement. First the dirt sheet in question seems surprised that a celebrity would receive an endorsement bigger than his weekly or monthly paycheck. I’m guessing these sheets have never heard of Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods.
Then, the most humorous part is the sheet says some in the company wonder how long Flair will stay, because of the deal paying more. I really wonder sometimes if the sheet writers live in their parents basements and get an allowance to live off of. Why would Flair quit because he got a big endorsement deal? Isn’t the name of the game making as much money as you can? If Flair was offered a conflicting deal (say WWE for more money), you could see this as valid speculation, but when the endorsement deal doesn’t interfere with TNA, it shows you how ridiculous the sheets are. Flair is having a good time in TNA, a few more dollars is not going to make him give it up. One of the stated reasons he came to TNA was the ability to strike his own side deal.
I would suggest if you frequent a site that published the above cut and paste, you write the editor and ask him to explain the logic. My guess is he can’t unless he get’s a cut and paste explanation.