Former WWE and ECW star Sabu has recalled WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair being brutally honest and telling him he never liked him.
Sabu had been competing in the ring since the mid-eighties but made his name in the diverse pot of talent that made up Paul Heyman’s ECW. In only Sabu’s second match in the promotion, he defeated Shane Douglas to become ECW Heavyweight Champion.
“The Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal, Death-Defying Maniac” left ECW for good in 2000 and went on to have a run in TNA before joining WWE when they relaunched the extreme brand once again for the second One Night Stand pay-per-view in 2006. Sabu stayed with the company until his contract expired in May 2007.
Despite being popular with fans, Sabu told WSI’s James Romero that there was one WWE Hall Of Famer that never took to the star. According to Sabu, Ric Flair wasn’t afraid to tell him that he didn’t like him or his uncle, wrestling legend The Sheik:
“He cut a promo one time, ‘I never liked you. I never liked your uncle.’ And I go, ‘What the f**k you gotta say that for?’ That’s what he felt. He never liked my uncle and doesn’t like me for some reason.”
“My uncle barely knew who he was. I had to tell him who Ric Flair was. He goes, ‘Which one is that?’ I said, ‘He’s the bland guy who’s the world champion.’ He goes, ‘Oh, the fat guy?’ ‘No. The guy who’s in shape, Ric Flair.'”
Sau has previously discussed Ric Flair refusing to shake his hand, an act he says was The Nature Boy trying to embarrass him.