• WWE Removes Ric Flair From Multiple Places After Dark Side Of The Ring Controversy
2-Time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair has a lot of heat right now, after the latest episode of Dark Side Of The Ring on the infamous 2002 “Plane Ride From Hell”.
Not only will this controversy result in AEW most likely not signing Flair to deal right now (which was rumored for a while), but WWE is distancing themselves from Flair for the time being.
WWE has removed Flair’s “Wooooo!” from their TV show intro. They have also removed Flair’s merch from their shop.
WWE started taking pre-orders for the limited edition Flair Legacy replica belts on September 10. Only 500 Flair Legacy belts were created and they cost $999 each. These are not being sold either right now.
WWE also took down the first episode of animated Story Time series from the WWE Network / Peacock, as it featured Flair talking about flying to Hawaii in 1986 and 6 flight attendants allegedly trying to strip him down to his robe. Flair said he doesn’t wear anything under his robe and mentioned that the head flight attendance had a “large chest”.
We previously reported that the Car Shield commercials featuring Flair have been paused as well. Flair also lost a New York Comic Con booking due to this.
Flair issued a statement regarding this situation, where he denied forcing himself on anyone ever during his life (tap here to read).
• Old School NWA Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 80th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend Jack Brisco (Real name: Freddie Joe Brisco).
Jack Brisco became a 2-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion when he defeated Harley Race in 1973 and Giant Baba in 1974.
But for most of his career, Jack formed a Tag Team with his real-life brother Gerald Brisco and together they wrestled as “The Brisco Brothers”.
During the 60s, 70s & early 80s, they toured the territories and wrestled for promotions like Georgia Championship Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions and Championship Wrestling from Florida.
They also held minority interests in Georgia Championship Wrestling, which they used (in addition to Jim Barnett’s vote) to overrule Ole Anderson and sell the company and their weekly “World Championship Wrestling” TV show to Vince McMahon in 1984. The infamous “Black Friday” followed, when McMahon and the WWF were seen on TBS.
The Brisco Brothers also joined the World Wrestling Federation that year but retired a few months later in early 1985.
In 2008, both brothers were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by John “Bradshaw” Layfield.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
September 21, 1941 – February 1, 2010