49ers tight end George Kittle wasn’t the only guest of honor during an interview with 95.7 The Game, which welcomed WWE legend Ric Flair.
And “huge” might be an understatement.
Kittle has developed something of a bromance love affair with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, which culminated in The Rock introducing both the Niners and Kansas City Chiefs for Super Bowl LIV. But in the wake of Kittle’s market-resetting five-year, $75 million extension announced last week, another wrestling star managed to catch the tight end’s attention.
WWE legend Ric Flair.
Kittle was appearing on The Morning Show on San Francisco’s 95.7 The Game on Wednesday, speaking about the details of his contract, training camp and San Francisco’s upcoming season — all topics one would expect to be at the heart of the discussion — when Flair called in himself.
“This is Nature Boy Ric Flair, congratulations George Kittle,” Flair said. “You’re limousine ridin’ and jet flyin’, WOOO!”
Needless to say, Kittle was a bit starstruck once more.
Kittle took a few moments to realize what was happening, then responded in pretty Kittle-esque fashion.
“Oh my goodness, you guys put me on the spot with Ric Flair? That’s incredible,” Kittle responded.
Flair’s well-known trademark, “WOOOO,” is something Kittle has often worked into his own onfield celebrations, and it’s not too hard to find videos and photos expressing the exclamation.
So it has to be pretty cool he had a chance to hear “WOOO” from one of his favorite wrestlers, right?
Except Flair might have gotten in the best, last words.
“Stay married, George,” Flair said. “Stay married and you can limousine ride and jet fly forever.”
Well, after Kittle’s new extension, it shouldn’t be too hard for him to afford both limousine and jet trips with his wife during any offseason.
And Flair will undoubtedly be encouraging it, too.
Hat tip to 95.7 The Game for the find and promotion of Flair’s surprise appearance during the Kittle interview.