Ric Flair, who knows a thing or two about fake fights, thinks Will Smith smacking Chris Rock was the biggest work of all time.
Flair and Mike Tyson spoke to The Post to promote Tyson 2.0, the cannabis business they’re partnering in, and covered a wide range of topics that included that viral Oscars moment.
“I didn’t think it was real,” Flair said of the Smith slap.
Tyson chimed in: “If Ric says it’s a fake, then it’s a fake.”
Flair then went on to explain why he thought it was a work.
“I can speak for myself, and I’m pretty sure I’m speaking for Mike: If I didn’t like a remark, for any reason whatsoever, that somebody said about my wife, I would be punching them — not slapping them,” Flair said.
Tyson concurred: “It would be more than one punch, too.”
“When you’re mad at someone, you don’t slap him, you punch him,” Flair reiterated.
Tyson then gave some advice to Smith.
“I think Will needs to eat some of these Mike Bites and just chill out. It’s okay,” he said, speaking of the line of Tyson 2.0 edibles.
In the days since, Smith has issued an apology to Rock and announced in a statement Friday that he has resigned from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
“I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate,” Smith said in a statement.
After the embarrassing episode at Sunday night’s Oscars, The Academy announced on Wednesday that it had “initiated disciplinary proceedings” against Smith.