During a recent episode of 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff shot down the idea that Ric Flair wasn’t happy with Hulk Hogan being in WCW. Here’s what he had to say:
I don’t think so at all, and I’ll tell you why, and this is me, I was there, I was actually in the rooms. Nobody worked harder to convince Hulk Hogan to come to WCW than Ric Flair. Had it not been for Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan would have not come to WCW. End of story. There’s no variation on that theme, there’s no alternative facts that anybody can throw out there, it just is what it is. Hulk Hogan would not have come to WCW without Ric Flair’s support, encouragement, and everything else that went with it. So for me to say, ehhh, I think maybe Ric was a little disappointed that he was in Hulk’s shadow, makes no sense to me on any level. Now knowing Ric, and you know him better than I do at this point, Ric was very competitive. That doesn’t mean that Ric Flair doesn’t want to prove that he’s still the man. But he was playing up to that role, not with a chip on his shoulder.
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