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Mark Madden Departs Ric Flair Podcast, Airs Frustrations With Flair

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A war of words has broken out between former WCW announcer Mark Madden and Ric Flair after Madden announced he was leaving Flair’s podcast.

A Twitter beef broke out after Mark Madden announced he was leaving the Wooooo Nation Uncensored podcast before Ric Flair confirmed Madden’s departure before seemingly putting the boot in by publicly revealing that Madden had in fact been fired.

Madden initially Tweeted:

“I am leaving the @FlairUncensored podcast effective immediately. It’s not a good fit for me, especially scheduling the prep &taping during my jam-packed work week. Thx to @RicFlairNatrBoy & @PodHeat for the opportunity &for understanding.”

Flair then responded on social media and alluded to who would be replacing Madden – podcast impresario and Flair’s son-in-law, Conrad Thompson:

“Love & Appreciate You @MarkMaddenX, But Actually, I Relieved You Of Your Duties! Best Of Luck With Your Work! I’ll Be Back & Better Than Ever Next Monday! Going Home To My Son In Law @HeyHeyItsConrad!”

Mark Madden then escalated the situation as he revealed that he and Flair had lost their deal with Podcast One and that Flair had left it to Thompson to break the news to him:

“Ok. That’s true. And now, soon, I can tell the whole real story. Like how we lost the deal with Podcast One. Love& appreciate you, too, but hey…as long as we’re telling the truth. Truth is always good, right? Watch this space.”

“And BTW, you didn’t have the balls to tell me you were firing me. You said the podcast was cancelled, period. Your son-in-law had to tell me the truth. Why couldn’t you just let it go? Why couldn’t you just be a friend after 35 years?”

Flair then fired back at Madden including a jibe about a previous podcast Madden had hosted for Pat McAfee:

“Mark, It’s So Sad. You’ve Been Telling Everyone For 30 Years That I’m The Greatest Wrestler Ever. Quit Trying To Get The Rub That Made You Who You Are! Look Forward To Hearing You On The @PatMcAfeeShow, Oh Wait, Sorry, He Cancelled You Too! Just Be Happy & Enjoy Life!”

Mark Madden wasn’t done and got personal with Flair, discussing The Nature Boy’s alleged drinking habits despite his near-death experience in 2017:

“Have another drink. God gave you the gift of life a few years back, &you thank him by getting ***t-faced every single night like you are right now. You are the greatest wrestler ever. What you’ve become is sad.”

“Have another drink. You’ll feel better.”

Conrad Thompson has previously been involved in Ric Flair’s earlier venture into podcasts with the pair hosting the original incarnation of Wooooo! Nation before Flair decided to move on from the show.