WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has described the worst thing he’s ever seen in wrestling while taking a major swipe at AEW announcer, Jim Ross.
Ric Flair has made the headlines recently as he has lambasted both former WCW President Eric Bischoff and AEW announcer, Jim Ross. Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, Flair took issue with JR’s appearance on the Dark Side of the Ring documentary series where he discussed The Nature Boy’s behaviour on the infamous ‘plane ride from hell.’
Despite taking issue with Ross’ comments, Ric Flair described the worst thing he believes he’s seen in wrestling – when Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara mocked Ross’ Bell’s Palsy on WCW television:
“This is a very serious statement. When [Vince] Russo and what’s his buddy’s name [Conrad – Ed Ferrara]. When they mocked up Jim Ross and made fun of the Bell’s Palsy, I thought it was the worst thing I’ve ever seen in wrestling in my life. Forget anything I ever went through personally, it was the worst thing and it’s unforgivable. Unforgivable to make fun of someone’s situation like that, which was you know, I can only imagine what it did to Jim’s mind.”
“So I can forgive Jim Ross for Dark Side of the Ring, which I have because there’s nothing worth it. But I don’t appreciate it, and Jerry Lawler text me ‘What the f*ck does Ross mean when he said we’ve got to know when to walk away from Ric Flair.’ Well, the WWE learned when to walk away from, from Jim Ross. I’m going to the 30th edition, the 30th reunion. Do you think he is?”
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