WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has claimed that he has seen numerous people “cry over humiliation” due to bullying at the hands of JBL.
The Nature Boy recently caused a stir on social media when he took a swipe at former WWE Champion JBL and claimed that it was “sad” that the star was in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Now speaking on his To Be The Man podcast – courtesy of AdFreeShows – Flair has given more context to why he hit out at the star:
“I’ve seen it all. I get so tired of people, you know, fans, marks, whatever they are, whatever, in all due respect to them, but they don’t have an opinion if they’re not there. To me, I’m never going to get off the fact that wrestling is a fraternity. It should be a brotherhood, respect for everybody, and there’s no time for anybody to cause anybody personal embarrassment or hardship in our business. There is no place for it.”
“We all know the story of Bradshaw. It’s f*cking brutal. but he’s rewarded with a Hall of Fame? It’s their company. They do what they want to do. But what about the three or four guys I’ve seen meltdown personally, meltdown and cry? They were so humiliated.”
Ric Flair then added that he hasn’t had a falling out with JBL and that the star is always nice to him but rather his comments regard observations he’s made over the years:
“I didn’t have a falling out. I’m making a personal observation. He’s always nice to me. Everybody could take a rib, but outright bullying a guy where he really feels like sh*t? It’s not healthy. It doesn’t do anybody good. He’s never done anything to me. I guess I’m lucky but I mean, I wouldn’t tolerate it if he did, and obviously, Joey Styles didn’t either from what I’ve been told. So, you know, it just got to be cut off somewhere. But I’ve seen people just cry over humiliation and we are supposed to be a brotherhood.”