Ric Flair On WCW Wanting To Repackage Him & More!

Ric Flair was the guest on Talk is Jericho during Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager At Sea. Here are some highlights…

On WCW wanting to repackage him as Spartacus:

“That was Jim Herd. He wanted me to… the worst thing I ever did was cut my hair. Like, I remember walking through the airport. Nobody knew me. I mean, I was frightened because he wanted to call me ‘Spartacus’. They wanted me to change my name and put in an earring. You know that story, Chris. They wanted to call me ‘Spartacus’. You saw that haircut. What other explanation could there be I looked like a 12 year old kid with a surfboard shoved up my butt. It was that bad.”

On turning down wrestling Macho Man at SummerSlam 88:

“[WWE] wanted me to come in ’88 to wrestle Savage at SummerSlam. And I said, ‘no’, and we didn’t have contracts back then. I just had a deposit on the belt and I was with Arn [Anderson] and Tully [Blanchard] and Barry [Windham] and we were selling out everywhere and I was happy. It was never about not going up there [to WWE] and having fun. A lot of guys that I was friends with were there. I just couldn’t bring myself to leave that circle of friends that I was with. And then, we had talks again and that didn’t do anything, so when I quit, I just called them and I said, ‘I’m here and by the way, I’ve got the belt.’ I tried to give it back. [WCW] said they wouldn’t take it. That’s the truth. I said, ‘take it’ and he said, ‘shove it up your ass.'”

On the greatest moment of his career:

“Oh gosh, that’s the hardest question to answer. The greatest moment of my career is my daughter winning the title in Houston [Texas], [Night] Of Champions, against Nikki Bella.”

On his all time favorite opponents:

“I just can’t name one [favorite opponent]. Harley Race made me. Ricky Steamboat, Sting, Dusty [Rhodes], Hunter [Hearst Helmsley], Shawn [Michaels], Chris Jericho, Taker – the list of people – Wahoo McDaniel, I mean, Blackjack Mulligan, Ernie Ladd, Andre The Giant, I mean, Bret Hart. There’s nobody that I ever wrestled and I apologize to everybody… I’m making reference to Bret and I. Bret and I got into it and I don’t know why, but right now, Bret and I see each other and it’s very cool. And that’s the way it should be.”

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Huskie Howard

Huskie Howard

Huskie Howard is the owner and editor-in-chief of WrestleFix.com. He is a long time contributor to WrestleOhio.com, where he is known for his extensive coverage of Ohio pro wrestling and interviews with the stars of the Ohio pro wrestling scene.

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