Eric Bischoff addressed the ongoing animosity between himself and fellow WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.
There has been an ongoing war of words between Ric Flair and Eric Bischoff in recent weeks, with Flair calling Bischoff an “arrogant d*ck” over comments made on an upcoming documentary and Bischoff maintaining that Flair should thank him for helping him get over in WCW.
Speaking on the latest episode of 83 Weeks (available early via AdFreeShows), Eric Bischoff said that he’d be happy to speak to Flair about their issues, but that he has no interest in settling their score on social media.
“If he wants to face-to-face just kind of talk this thing through and figure out where it’s all coming from and why and look, if I owe Ric an apology for something I said, I’m happy to do that. I just don’t want to participate in the whole social media thing. I just don’t think it’s healthy and again, because of the respect I have for Ric, I don’t want to do it, so I’m not doing it.”
Bischoff’s co-host Conrad Thompson pointed out that Flair’s hard feelings stem from comments Bischoff made on Flair’s upcoming Peacock documentary regarding the time Bischoff sued The Nature Boy with the accusation that he no-showed a 1998 episode of WCW Thunder. Bischoff explained that he didn’t sue Flair out of any malice toward the performer specifically, but rather to set a precedent with the rest of the locker room.
“I had 100 other talents under contract that were watching this and I couldn’t create a precedent where talent could just decide when and where they decide they want to work. That’s over-generalizing that. Ric wants to break it down face-to-face, wants to fight it out, wants to hug it out, I don’t care. I’m good either way, but not doing it over social media and on podcasts.”