Ric Flair Names Three People Who Killed WCW

Ric Flair angry and pointing

Ric Flair has three names in mind when it comes to who contributed to the death of World Championship Wrestling.

When wrestling fans think of World Championship, they’ll list big-name wrestlers who were a large part of WCW’s rise including Sting, Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Lex Luger, Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page and of course the great Ric Flair.

While Ric Flair did spend about a year and a half in WWE in the early 1990s, he was a WCW guy other than that. After all, Flair was still competing in the ring on the final episode of WCW Monday Nitro in May 2001 when he faced Sting.

A new documentary called “Who Killed WCW?” premiered last week on Vice TV. It was developed by the Dark Side of the Ring creators along with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions.

Several weeks before the documentary aired, Ric Flair complained on social media about not being interviewed for it even though he was one of the biggest names in WCW history.

The “Nature Boy” Flair is firing off again on social media where he named Eric Bischoff, Jim Herd and Vince Russo as the three main people who killed WCW.

I’ve Tried To Lay Low On This But Let’s Face It- Who Killed WCW? It’s A Three-Headed Monster! Jim Herd, @EBischoff, And @THEVinceRusso!!!

There’s No Individual Wrestler Or Faction That Caused Anything To Kill WCW. It Was The People In Charge That Created Dysfunction, Animosity, And Tried To Divide And Conquer By Lying To Everyone And Involving Themselves In The Promotion Which Was The Ultimate Failure! God, I Could Give You A Thousand More Examples.

I Am One To Live Through All Three Nightmares And To Be Saved By The @WWE! Thank You To The WWE For Bringing Someone Who Was Dead In The Water As A Result Of These Three People Back To Life!

Ric Flair Exchanges Words WIth Vince Russo On Social Media

While Eric Bischoff and Jim Herd both ran WCW at different times and in different eras, Vince Russo was the Head Writer of the company when he was hired in October 1999. Russo would be sent home after about three months and then brought back again in May 2000 for several more months in charge.

On Twitter/X, Vince Russo tried to claim that as a writer, he’s not responsible for the death of WCW.

Looks like @RicFlairNatrBoy is Hitting that RUM CANDY Again!!! Thanks for Giving me that Much Credit. For a Writer to take down a Multi-Million Dollar Company through Words on a Page? I guess I really was Special. Not my fault you weren’t in the Doc, Rick. Sorry, man. I hope you don’t think my excessive use of your son David, and the Rest of Your Family for that Matter—who were all GREAT BY THE WAY—wasn’t the Knife that drew the Company’s Last Blood. Yeah—I failed at Laying Low too.

This would lead to a Ric Flair response as well.

Wow, Glad You Got Back To Me @THEVinceRusso!!! Whatever Candy I’m Eating At Least I Can Afford To Eat Which I’m Not Sure You Can. I Would Give You $20k, @EBischoff $20k, And Jim Herd $20k A Piece Wired In Advance To Show Up In Tampa Or Atlanta. I’ll Rent The Venue In Tampa Or Atlanta, It Will Sell Out For Sure, So We Can Hash This Out. And I Guarantee That I Can Probably Sell This To A PPV Status Because I’m Ric Flair And You’re Not. Story Of My Life!

Vince Russo did another reply to that where he issued a sincere apology to Flair.

. @RicFlairNatrBoy

“Whatever Candy I’m Eating At Least I Can Afford To Eat Which I’m Not Sure You Can.”

Bro—I never thought I’d be saying this to the GOAT—but—you need to work on those comebacks.

No Hard feelings, Rick, just really disappointment. Part of me giving David the greatest push in his career was because 1. HE DESERVED IT. He was a Great Human being , EXTREMELY Underrated, with a pair of boots put before him that were impossible to fill. 2. I also did it because of my admiration for you.

Throughout my entire life, I’ve never forgotten those who tried to help, were kind to and encouraged my kids—ask Billy Corgan. But,I guess that’s the Difference between you and I . . . our priorities in Life were, are, and will always be totally Different. My Priority was never Pro Wrestling—it was always My Family.

I sincerely apologize for making your Life a Living hell. I didn’t realize I did that until today. When we were working together you gave me no indication of that. At the end of the day, I was just trying to do my job. I guess nobody’s Perfect.