Before we start, let's all get it out of our system; WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Okay, so now that that’s out of the way, let’s begin. Like with many other superstars in the past, with great success comes criticism. Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan and many others are a perfect example of this. Most of the controversy surrounding Ric Flair and his peers was made public through the release of his autobiography, To Be the Man. The book saw tremendous success, reaching number 5 on the New York Times best seller list. As great as the book was, it was also very controversial. Flair threw a lot of former wrestlers under the bus in his writing. As you can imagine, many wrestlers didn’t take too kindly to what Flair had to say, causing many of them to call Flair out on his alleged comments. Let us now begin and find out who these wrestlers are. Here are ten real life feuds involving Ric Flair.
10 Bruno Sammartino
9 Honky Tonk Man
8 Shane Douglas
7 Sid Vicious
The heat between these two began when Flair criticized Sid in the Four Horsemen DVD. Sid commented during a shoot interview, claiming Flair was jealous of Sid’s success at the time. Sid also claimed Flair’s feelings were hurt when Vicious declined to do the Horsemen DVD because of prior arrangements. Sid also added that he wanted to make a comeback in the future and that doing this DVD would hurt any chance of a possible comeback.
6 Scott Steiner
5 Ultimate Warrior
4 Mick Foley
3 Kevin Nash
This one is odd considering the two have mutual friends. Kevin Nash and Ric Flair have a strong dislike for one another. The real life feud began during a WWE on demand special, when Flair claimed Nash had zero talent and was at the right place at the right time. Flair said all Nash had was 'a look' to him and that was all. Nash didn’t take too kindly to Ric’s claim and responded with a personal attack. Nash has said that Ric attacked him because he was in trouble financially and needed someone to take his problems out on. Nash called Flair’s personal life an absolute disaster and hoped that Flair would get all that straightened out sooner rather than later. Nash also referenced a joke he made to Ric regarding the Horsemen and their comparison to the NWO. Nash thinks Flair may still be bitter about that comment.
2 Eric Bischoff
1 Bret Hart
The two legends have been very critical of each other’s work in the past. We'll start with Flair. Ric claims that Bret never drew any money in the wrestling business, saying that Bret never wrestled anyone, and only rode on the tails of people. Ric also goes on to discuss how much Bret bombed in WCW and how his participation in the company was a total failure. Now for Bret’s shoot on Flair; Bret admits to being a fan of Flair, but despite this, Bret can’t believe when people actually refer to Ric as one of the greatest wrestlers ever. Bret claims Flair’s wrestling abilities were outdated and that his mind set was stuck in the 70s, as opposed to the new school of wrestling. It should be noted that the two legends are on talking terms today.
Sources: youtube.com, bleacherreport.com, ign.com
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