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Rob Van Dam Clarifies Dark Side Of The Ring Comments

Rob Van Dam

Rob Van Dam has sought to clarify remarks he made on the Dark Side Of The Ring documentary series in regards to the behaviour of Ric Flair.

On the episode analysing the ‘Plane Ride from Hell,’ a flight attendant seemingly alleged that she was sexually harassed by Ric Flair.

The ‘Plane Ride from Hell’ took place following the UK exclusive pay-per-view Insurrextion in May 2002. During the now infamous flight, several performers were involved in incidents that would result in fines, lawsuits and, in the cases of Scott Hall and Curt Hennig, releases from the company.

During the episode, WWE Hall Of Famer Rob Van Dam was a contributor and commented on Flair’s alleged behaviour. However, now he has taken to social media to clarify his statements:

“Just watched DSOTR. Heavy. Some insight for those who can handle it- 1) I haven’t seen Ric Flair’s dick. My comment about fans shouldn’t see him doing the helicopter was a response to DSOTR telling me that’s what they were told. They shouldn’t. I don’t want to see it either.”

Rob Van Dam then commented on the particular comment he made about Flair “trying to make [the flight attendant] touch him:”

“2) I said “trying to make her touch him” referring to his body crowding her space and her backing up like bad breath was in her face.I thought maybe they were playing(from seeing a similar scene at the hotel bar)but I wasn’t interested in naked Ric. Still ain’t.I tried to sleep.”

Van Dam then responded to a clear cut question regarding exactly what he saw in terms of Flair’s behaviour, the former WWE Champion was asked by a fan:

“Can you confirm to us, to the best of your recollection Rob, did you see Ric Flair specifically grab her hand and place it on his genitals? This is what the majority of people believe you’ve said. Looking for a one time tweet out there for clarification for everyone.”

Van Dam replied:

“I can confirm I didn’t see that and I didn’t say that. Creative editing will have people hearing it different ways.”