Ric Flair on Eric Bischoff and the WCW period: The worst!

"Hated it. The worst. Well, I was out of sight, out of mind. It didn’t work"

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Ric Flair on Eric Bischoff and the WCW period: The worst!

During an interview on the This Past Weekend podcast, Ric Flair talked about his time with Eric Bischoff in WCW. Flair surprised many when he pointed out that it was one of his worst periods. During that time, he lost his confidence and just wanted to move on.

“Hated it. The worst. Well, I was out of sight, out of mind. It didn’t work. He kept trying to lose me. He thought if he could take me off TV and bury me, he forgot where I’d been for 20 years, 25 years before I met him.

You don’t lose 25 years of being a man and then all of a sudden have some dipshit try and put you in the back of the pack. He beat my brains out, though. That was a big-time loss of self-confidence, period, in my life”.

- Flair said, as quoted by pwmania.com

Ric Flair on wrestling before vs now

Flair compared wrestling then and now. It is clear that there are huge differences between wrestling in its period and today. It is especially interesting how political wrestling has become.

“When I got in the business, you were either good or you were bad. And if you were bad and they don’t like you, they beat you up really. Beat you up right in the ring if they could. Now it’s so political. It’s awful.

Jesus. It used to be when you enjoyed it the most. And when I enjoyed it the most is when you were there, because you were that much better than the next guy or the woman with it. Now you can be better than anybody, but it’s all… it’s sad, but you either accept it or you don’t be part of it.

I’d rather be part of it and accept it. And I don’t talk about it, and I’m not talking about any individuals. I’m just addressing the reality of our business now. It’s very political”.

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