Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair made headlines recently for calling out JBL on historical accusations of bullying. ‘The Wrestling God’ has garnered a reputation in recent years for having bullied numerous colleagues, appearing to shine a light on these claims during his Hall of Fame induction speech. The former WWE Champion claimed that he was ready to apologise to no one.
Taking to Twitter, Ric Flair deemed it “sad” that JBL was in the Hall of Fame because of his past actions. This caused rife speculation on social media.
Ric Flair Addresses Claims Of JBL Making People “Melt Down”
Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, ‘The Nature Boy’ elaborated on the claims he made on social media. Stating that it had no place in wrestling, Ric Flair questioned why, after all of the accusations had come to light, was JBL inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:
“I’ve seen it all. I get so tired of people, you know, fans, marks, whatever they are, whatever, in all due respect to them, but they don’t have an opinion if they’re not there. To me, I’m never going to get off the fact that wrestling is a fraternity. It should be a brotherhood, respect for everybody, and there’s no time for anybody to cause anybody personal embarrassment or hardship in our business. There is no place for it.
We all know the story of Bradshaw. It’s f*cking brutal. but he’s rewarded with a [place in the] Hall of Fame? It’s their company. They do what they want to do. But what about the three or four guys I’ve seen melt down personally, melt down and cry? They were so humiliated.”
Continuing, Ric Flair explained that, despite popular belief, he and JBL haven’t had a falling out that led to Flair calling him out:
“I didn’t have a falling out. I’m making a personal observation. He’s always nice to me. Everybody could take a rib, but outright bullying a guy where he really feels like sh*t? It’s not healthy. It doesn’t do anybody good.
He’s never done anything to me. I guess I’m lucky but I mean, I wouldn’t tolerate it if he did, and obviously, Joey Styles didn’t either from what I’ve been told. So, you know, it just got to be cut off somewhere. But I’ve seen people just cry over humiliation and we are supposed to be a brotherhood.”
JBL remains employed with WWE, having recently returned to Monday Night Raw as a manager for Baron Corbin.