The 70-year-old told TMZ as much in a recent interview, claiming that "Air Flair" will soon usurp the iconic Air Jordan brand.
“Adidas thinks I’m the man,” he says in a video, which can be viewed below. “I just signed a deal with them and we’re fixing to make Nike the second brand, ok? It’s not going to be Air Jordan anymore, it’s going to be Air Flair, and I can’t jump!
“Now, when anybody wearing Adidas walks into an arena they are going ‘Woooo!'”
The Nature Boy is currently at odds with WWE, as well as his daughter Charlotte Flair, over his intention to trademark the phrase "The Man." The legendary ex-wrestler could soon take legal action as he hasn't been told anything positive by the promotion, despite speaking to Triple H, whom he has a close relationship with.
The phrase is being used by Becky Lynch, who made it her own during a feud with Charlotte last year. Naitch is fine with Becky continuing to use the term, as long as he gets paid for it.
“The reason they don’t have it, my understanding is the reason they don’t have it is because it’s too close to mine,” he told TMZ. “I’ve been saying ‘To be the Man’ which I have trademarked, I wrote a book “To Be The Man.’”
Maybe Adidas Will Make Him Forget About "The Man"
Flair says he only wants to make sure his wife, her family and his own family are well taken care of when he's gone, which is why he's now trying to get paid for WWE's use of the term, something they've made lots of money on as it's become part of Lynch-themed merchandise.
If anything, this deal with Adidas should help Flair through whatever financial situation that may or not exist. "Air Flair," though? We'll have to pass on that one.