Chris Jericho revealed in a promo on AEW Dynamite that Kevin Owens called him after WWE released the now former 2.0/Ever Rise to ask Le Champion to interview them on his podcast to help them get a job, likely with AEW.
The Young Bucks also mocked FTR for firing Tully Blanchard. They said, “You can hire the best manager there is” but that won’t make a difference, an obvious reference to Bret Hart.
One big name AEW don’t want because of controversy is Ric Flair. 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. Things have calmed down since then but it seems Ric Flair is still never afraid of speaking his mind.
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‘The Franchise’ Shane Douglas is a veteran in the world of professional wrestling and also a co-worker of Ric Flair as both worked together in WCW. Douglas is best known for his six years in ECW in the 1990s but then worked as Dean Douglas where he would briefly win the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Douglas, however, immediately had to defend the title against rival Razor Ramon. Ramon would go on to defeat Douglas, ending his reign at only twenty minutes. After leaving the WWE, he would then go on to the same WCW roster as ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair between 1999 and 2001.
Ric Flair recently spoke on his Wooooo Nation Uncensored podcast, where he doubted that Shane Douglas will ever be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame.
“Who is Shane Douglas? Who is he today? I’m asking. You know him real well, who is he? … He certainly means nothing to me in terms of being a talent. He never succeeded anywhere. He can say what he wants to say. I don’t think you’ll see him in a Hall of Fame anywhere any time soon.”