Dec 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) reacts after catching a pass during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers WR Steve Smith calls out Ric Flair for supporting the 49ers


It was all over the media world on Saturday night that WWE legend ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair paid a visit to the San Francisco 49ers to give them a bit of a pep talk before their NFC Wild Card Playoff game with the Green Bay Packers on the road.

Well, something in that speech must have worked because the Niners walked out winners and will now head to Carolina to take on Steve Smith and the Carolina Panthers.

Now if you’re follow professional wrestling in any way, you know that it’s common knowledge that Ric Flair is billed as being from Charlotte, North Carolina, where he is considered a legend by the residents, not just in Charlotte, but in the entire state.

So you can imagine how some people in the state of North Carolina would feel a bit betrayed by Flair’s actions, giving a talk to a potential opponent.

You can put Smith on that list.

Smith was asked about what happened with Flair–whom he is good friends with–and he was not happy at all with what happened between his friend and the 49ers this past weekend.


Ric Flair vs. Steve Smith for the upcoming WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans. I’m sold!

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Tags: Carolina Panthers San Francisco 49ers Steve Smith

  • ahrcshaw

    Leave it to Smitty to protect the Panthers, and Ric Flair will be on the loosing end. Go Smitty and Panthers and pound the 49ers and Ric Flair.