WWE Hall Of Famer The ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair has been regarded as one of the greatest pro wrestlers to have ever laced up a pair of boots in the world of professional wrestling. He is also a man full of controversies and has had trouble with a lot of pro wrestlers and pro wrestling personalities. One of them includes WWE legend, Teddy Long. Bret Hart also previously called out Ric Flair for ‘flat out lie.’
One of the previous episodes of Vice’s Dark Side Of The Ring last year series focused on the infamous Plane Ride From Hell incident and it immediately brought the heat on Ric Flair, Tommy Dreamer, and others. Recently, Mark Madden was fired from Ric Flair’s Wooooo Nation Uncensored podcast and it ended in a huge and ugly argument between the two on social media.
Madden took to Twitter and claimed that even Tony Khan stopped talking to Flair after the Dark Side Of The Ring episode. He made it evident Ric Flair will not be going to AEW anytime soon.
Ric was planning to work at AEW ‘til the Dark Side ep. Not sure what Tony Khan thought. Khan doesn’t talk to Ric now. Disinvited Ric from his b’day party.
Ric was planning to work at AEW ‘til the Dark Side ep. Not sure what Tony Khan thought. Khan doesn’t talk to Ric now. Disinvited Ric from his b’day party. https://t.co/QfAArF7mUW
— Mark Madden (@MarkMaddenX) March 28, 2022
During an edition of his podcast that took place a couple of weeks back, Flair would discuss the street fight during Royal Rumble 2002 between himself and Mr. McMahon. Flair would touch on how he viewed that particular match as ‘horrible’. Credit to Inside The Ropes for the below.
“It was horrible. Yeah. I wasn’t ready for it. I went there (to WWE) with the idea that I would never wrestle. I was guaranteed that I would never wrestle. And, Mark (Madden), I had no self-confidence. It was horrible,”
Flair also said; “Well, it was just a thrill for me. I didn’t take anything for granted back then ’cause everything that was given to me was a gift. He’s (Vince McMahon) fearless. It’s not like you’re talking to a kid who’s never been in the ring.”