4. Eric Bischoff Recalls Ric Flair Attacking Him In 2003
During the latest edition of “Bischoff on Wrestling” podcast, Eric Bischoff recalled a story of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair attacking him backstage in WWE in 2003. Below is the story:
“I’ve been hit. I’ve been hit a lot and I’ve been hit hard. I’m looking at Ric and he’s clearly over the top pissed off and he’s throwing punches at me but they’re like… not connecting. Now I’m even more confused. I’m thinking, “God, if he’s really pissed off he’d be really hitting me? But he’s not really hitting me? But also… he’s bleeding from his mouth because he bit his own lip. So, he’s clearly pissed off.” I got off the phone, I stood up and in that moment I realized Ric had flipped and really wants to go. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not afraid to fight. Just because I don’t like to fight doesn’t mean I am afraid to fight or that I am not good at it. I didn’t want to fight Ric. Ric is a friend. I was confused. He backed me into a wall and got really violent.
Then it got loud and Sgt. Slaughter came in to the room and it all got broke up. To this day Ric and I have never really talked about it. We just let it go. I knew I did some things to upset Ric emotionally and challenged him. Ric had a lot of things going on in his life.
He’s an emotional person and has dealt with a lot of turmoil and that day he decided to take it out on me. Maybe I deserved it, I don’t know.”