Ric Flair Refused Handshake With Fired WWE Star

ECW legend Sabu, revealed how WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair had refused to shake his hand in the dressing room at wrestling events. Sabu and Flair have crossed paths on multiple occasions throughout their legendary careers. The two men appeared in WCW at the same time in 1995, while they both worked for WWE in 2006-2007 and eventually at IMPACT Wrestling in 2010. Ric Flair had also lost a huge paycheck.



Sabu says Ric Flair had no interest in shaking his hand

Shaking hands backstage is common among people in the wrestling business. However, speaking to PTM’s Vinny Vegas, Sabu claimed Flair had no interest in shaking his hand:

“Ric Flair, he’d come in the dressing room and shake everybody’s hand and skip mine. I’d put my hand out, he’d skip it and embarrass me. I’d go to shake everybody’s hand and I’d go to him, I’d put it out and he’d turn his back on me. He’d turn his back and I’d try to get a handshake from his back, so I stopped putting my hand out for him.”

The 16-time world champion is one of the most successful pro-wrestlers in history. Sabu was not going to take his place on the card during their short time together in WCW and WWE. Sabu also stated that he is unable to realize why the two-time WWE Hall of Famer seemingly had a problem with him:

“I don’t know, but there’s no reason for him to be jealous of anybody. He’s top of the world. He always was and he always will be. There was no reason for him to be jealous. But I’ve seen him and heard him stepping on younger guys when he didn’t have to. He was already on top, he was world champion.”

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
A dedicated pro wrestling follower for more than a decade

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