WrestleMania 23 was billed as a battle of the billionaires and is One of the highest grossing WrestleManias So far, it has 1.188 million buys. With a buy rate like this, it makes sense to have someone with a reputation like Ric Flair on the card. However, it was one of Ric Flair’s most forgotten WrestleMania appearances due to the fact that he appeared at the WrestleMania 23 pre-show. It’s shocking that a legend in the business, like Ric Flair, would end up at WrestleMania pre-show, but Flair’s tag team partner, Carlito, made matters worse.
During this era, Carlito was in full heel mode, spitting apples in the faces of people “who don’t want to be cool.” Carlito wasn’t thrilled about his tag match with Ric Flair being on the pre-show and said in an interview, “I’m out of WrestleMania. Obviously, he had to make room for Kane vs. Khali and Melina vs. Ashley.” .How can I be at WrestleMania? If I do politics and kiss a**, I should make it” (h/t wrestling field) This got Carlito some heat from WWE management, but Carlito Claimed in wrestling shoot interview That he was just talking in character and blurring the lines between reality and fiction. Whatever the real reason, this match in the careers of Ric Flair and WrestleMania is hardly seen and widely forgotten.