Over the past few weeks Ric Flair and Eric Bischoff have been at war on social media and across their respective podcasts. Although the pair have issues going all of the way back to the 1998, it had been thought these problems had long since been settled.
The argument was seemingly sparked into life with Flair branding Bischoff an “arrogant pr*ck” on a recent episode of his podcast. Eric Bischoff later claimed that he couldn’t make any money with Flair in WCW, which forced him to go out and sign Hulk Hogan. Naturally, the Nature Boy didn’t take this lying down and said that all Bischoff was good for was spending other people’s money.
Eric Bischoff Addresses Issues With Ric Flair
As the feud has continued, Bischoff has expressed his desire to put the whole thing behind him. Speaking in a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, the former WCW President has now reiterated this point, commenting that he will no longer be addressing Flair on his podcast or social media.
“That’s a weird one. Six months ago I was out having cocktails with Ric Flair, and Wendy. I ran into him at an autograph signing at a convention in Houston about a year ago, we just had the greatest time. He called me in my room ‘come on down, we’ll have the greatest time, woo!’ I got the text.
Then all of a sudden, I get blindsided. And I don’t know, I don’t know what got into Ric. Maybe somebody said something to him that I said, or he heard me say something that rubbed him the wrong way or he had some kind of a flashback. But I honestly don’t know. Even last night, I got into Vegas and I am sitting down and having a beer and looking through my social media. I see stuff that Ric said, I fire back, and as soon I was done, I said that’s it, I’m just not doing this.
I have a lot of affection for Ric, I don’t know why, but I love Ric. And I’m sure I’m not the only one that loves Ric and does not know why they love Ric, he’s got that personality. I have a lot of respect for him, and I don’t want to engage anymore in the social media thing.
If Ric wants to sit down, have a face-to-face conversation and tell me what I did wrong, how I p*ssed him off or irritated him or whatever, I am happy to do that and put it behind us and move on. But as far as the social media stuff, I’m probably not going to talk about it on my podcast anymore, because I am hoping that it just goes away.”
During the conversation Eric Bischoff also discussed what it was like working for Vince McMahon. The former Raw General Manager suggested that many of the stories around backstage chaos and frantic creative meetings were true.
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