Ric Flair Talked WWE Legend Out Of WCW Move

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Ric Flair made sure one star wouldn’t sign with WCW.

After winning Olympic gold at the Atlanta Games in 1996, Kurt Angle was one of the hottest prospects in professional wrestling. Although he initially turned down a WWE contract, he eventually joined the company in 1998 and quickly established himself as one of the best wrestlers on the planet.

However, before he signed with WWE, he also reached out to gauge interest from WCW. Not that his curiosity was allowed to go very far. During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, Ric Flair, who was under contract with WCW at the time, recalled telling Angle not to join him.

“I said, you don’t want to go to Atlanta, brother. You will get lost…

We were in a gym working out in Nashville, TN and I met Kurt several times and he walked over and said, ‘I’m thinking about getting into professional wrestling,’ he said ‘What do you think about me going to WCW?’

I went in the locker room, got my phone, came out, called Vince [McMahon], put him on the phone and he was working out with Dory Funk Jr. two weeks later.”

Kurt Angle has previously revealed he was told to contact Ric Flair for advice, and The Nature Boy told him to steer clear of WCW. Angle quipped that to this day Flair jokes that he saved his career by telling him to join WWE.

Ric Flair Overlooked For New WCW Documentary

Although Ric Flair is one of the biggest names to ever compete in WCW, he won’t be appearing in a new documentary.

The new four-part series titled “Who Killed WCW?” will premiere on Tuesday, June 4th at 10 pm on VICE. Diving into the rise and spectacular fall of WCW, the series is sure to get fans talking, with makers hoping to bring a fresh perspective to the well-told story.

The documentary will feature contributions from the likes of Eric Bischoff, Kevin Nash, Booker T, Madusa, Goldberg, Bret Hart, Diamond Dallas Page, and Vince Russo, but not Ric Flair.

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