• Ric Flair Reveals Why He Hated WCW
During a recent interview with The Mirror, Ric Flair talked about hating WCW, not getting along with Eric Bischoff, Vince McMahon hiring Eric Bischoff & more. Below are the highlights:
On hating WCW:
“Worse. I hated WCW. I’ve said it on record. Not the guys, but the way it was run. It was ridiculous. Literally, my prediction, I said they will kill themselves. And they did. You can’t go out on Nitro and say openly to Vince, ‘we’re putting you out of business’. He’s forgiven a lot of people.
Yeah. They wanted me to go out there and say that. I said ‘s*** no’ I’m not going to go out and say that. ‘I’m not doing it’. It’s one of the reasons me and Bischoff didn’t get along. They wanted me to go out and put WWE down like Hulk, Scott Hall and Nash and those guys were. Not a chance.”
On Vince McMahon making Eric Bischoff the Raw GM:
“I was really shocked. I wouldn’t badmouth WWE on air out of loyalty to Vince. I used to work for his dad (Vincent J. McMahon). He’s forgiven a lot of people man, Bruno Sammartino, the Ultimate Warrior, Kevin, Scott…”
On Ronda Rousey signing with WWE:
“Oh huge. Ronda because Ronda gets so much exposure from ESPN as well, which we do a lot of stuff with. That’s why Brock Lesnar brings so much to the table, because Brock used to get so much ESPN stuff, which gives us an audience that might not normally watch it.”
On if Charlotte Flair can beat Ronda Rousey:
“Charlotte will beat her when she wants to! Ronda better watch out. I can tell you this, Charlotte is not afraid of her in any way, shape of form. She is a lot bigger than she is. 5ft 10in to 5ft 7in and 144lb to 135lb. She can deadlift 300lb and squat 250lb.”
• Update On When & What Kind Of A Deal Rey Mysterio Will Sign With WWE
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Rey Mysterio is expected to sign a part time deal with WWE later this year or in 2019.
It’s also possible that Mysterio signs a deal similar to that of Chris Jericho, where he works for a portion of time and then takes time off to work on his personal projects.
Speaking of Mysterio, he’s set to make his in-ring debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling on March 25th, when he faces Jushin “Thunder” Liger at NJPW’s Strong Style Evolved show in Long Beach, California.
Liger & Mysterio have faced each other only once before, which was at WCW Starrcade 1996 and Liger ended up defeating Mysterio.