Ric Flair is not happy. On the latest Ric Flair Show podcast, co-host Conrad Thompson played audio from AJ Styles, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallow’s appearance on Chris Jericho’s podcast. The Jericho podcast was meant to be lighthearted with Gallows and Anderson doing some of the characters from their old Talk N’ Shop podcast. AJ Styles was also on the show and he did his “Nature Hoot” impression of Flair.
At one point, you could hear a voice saying, “what do you know about $40,000?” It’s unclear who was talking but Flair seemed to think that it was Karl Anderson. I don’t think that the intention was to rip Flair but Flair didn’t seem to appreciate it. The comment was in reference to the $41,000 that Flair allegedly owes former ROH owner/current ambassador Cary Silkin. Silkin filed a lawsuit in 2010 alleging that Flair owed him $41,000 after no-showing 4 ROH shows in 2009. The lawsuit was dropped in 2011 when Sinclair Broadcasting purchased ROH but Silkin still maintains that Flair owes him the money.
Flair said, “Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. I love AJ. I have all the time in the world for him. We got relatively close in TNA and I got a lot of respect for him. I think the world of Luke Gallows [and] I’ve gotten to know him real well. [The] Anderson kid, he sounds like Shane Douglas trying to be cute. I guess he can be cute next time he sees me because I’ll bring it up to him.” He added, “It is what it is. They take these shots. The problem is that if you say it, you gotta be held accountable. I knew what he was saying and he could say it to my face.”
The audio from Jericho’s podcast and Flair’s response can be heard around the 1:05 mark. You can listen by clicking below.