Former WWE Superstar Chris Masters has recalled being on the receiving end of a rib by both Ric Flair and Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat.
Ric Flair is known as ‘The Dirtiest Player In The Game’ because of the vast array of underhanded tactics he called on to get the better of his opponents. The end result was one of the most legendary careers in professional wrestling, including a record 16 World Championship reigns and two inductions into the WWE Hall of Fame.
On February 25th, Flair turned 73 and ‘The Masterpiece’ Chris Masters took to Instagram to wish ‘The Nature Boy’ a happy birthday. In the same post, Masters recounted a time that Flair lived up to his villainous nickname when he “doubled up on chops” during a match between the two.
It turned out that another legend, Ricky Steamboat, had informed Flair before the match that Masters had given himself sunburn on a tanning bed, and Flair was all too happy to take advantage of the situation.
However, Masters didn’t hold a grudge, saying that it was an honour to “get a pop” out of the two veterans, even if it was at his own expense.
“Happy Birthday [GOAT]
One time in Australia I got the worst sun burn from a tanning bed and Ricky Steamboat smartened Ric up pre match and he doubled up on chops that night.
Even though after my chest was bloody and blistered it was an honor to get a pop out of Ricky and Ric at my expense.”
This wasn’t the only prank Masters found himself involved in during his time in WWE. JBL recently revealed exclusively to Inside The Ropes that “the greatest rib ever” took place during the entrance of ‘The Masterpiece’ and involved Hornswoggle and a chicken.