Post by horsemen4ever on Dec 18, 2018 21:37:35 GMT -5
So Steamboat and Flair have this epic match, after the match they gain mutal respect and raise each other's hands, it is a beautiful moment of great sportsmenship. Than a few minutes Flair is brutally attacked by Funk, and Steamboat is no where to be found.
Should Steamboat have made the save there? I am not saying make the save in time, after the dammage is done, run Funk off and help Flair get streacher to the back. Giving that the next month Clash main event was Steamboat / Funk anyway, why not?
Post by Squirrel Master on Dec 18, 2018 23:04:04 GMT -5
No. Flair got what he deserved for talking condescendingly to the great former World Champion Terry Funk.
Funk asked for a title match in good faith and Flair brought up "the top 10" and Funk's Hollywood success as bogus-blemish reasons to poo-poo Terry's man to man challenge.
Flair transgressed the Laws of Power in his disrespect. Law 19: Know who you’re dealing with, do not offend the wrong person.
Funk harnessed the Laws of Power on that fateful night. Law 16: Use absence to increase strength and honor. Law 28: Enter into action with boldness.
So I suggest Flair deserved his beating; it was all a work anyway.The feud born on that night was a classic feud for the ages. Steamboat was right to keep his nose out of it, he had nothing left to prove after their classic bout.
It would have been fine for him to have made the save, but it was probably for the best, considering he was gone by like July anyway. God, WCW could really screw the pooch.
Why did he leave so suddenly?
I think he said in his DVD that it was just a contract dispute/creative differences. It was probably a terrible business decision when you look at it in hindsight for both sides. A 1989/90 Steamboat feuding with Funk, Flair, Windham, Luger, Anderson, etc. is just great to think about. I'd like to think that might have prevented that god awful 1991 WWF run as well.