When it was announced that The Four Horsemen were entering the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012, that naturally meant a second induction for Ric Flair, who is more synonymous with the Horsemen group than anyone else. Problem: Flair was under contract with TNA, and despite WWE's resolute advertising that Flair would be inducted, they were stepping into a legal hornet's nest. In fact, Flair's attempt to break his contract not long after his induction was the basis of a contract tampering lawsuit against WWE.
To mollify the TNA side, and allow for Flair to appear on a WWE telecast, WWE permitted TNA to use former two-time NWA Champion Christian at their Slammiversary pay-per-view in June. At the event, Christian, by this point WWE's Intercontinental Champion, made the announcement of TNA's number one moment, as part of a list that had been counted down throughout the night.