Ric Flair spoke with Marty Scurll on Wrestle Talk TV about the death of WCW, his feelings towards it and how much of a factor Vince Russo was in the death of the company.
Check out the clip down below:
Vince Russo has since published a blog thanking Flair for his nice comments. Here is an excerpt from the blog:
In my heart, of hearts, I cannot tell you what those few words from the Nature Boy meant to me. In having worked with Ric over the years, I know for a fact that he might not have agreed with all my creative, there’s no way he could have–we are two different people with two different mindsets—BUT—when Ric had the chance to unrightfully bury me—with the majority of the IWC hooting and hollering on—he didn’t. He took the high road. He spoke the truth.
For that, I wanted to use this column to thank Ric Flair. His words were all I needed to hear in order to finally put closure to a topic that has been a thorn in my side since 2000. Ric Flair WAS WCW and will ALWAYS BE WCW. Along with the greats like Dusty, the Horsemen, Animal and Hawk, the Steiners, Sting, Nikita, Lex, Magnum, Vader—Natch helped build that organization on HIS back. When the company folded he had the right to make it personal, he had the right to blame whoever everybody else wanted to blame . . . but, Rick didn’t. He was honest. He told the truth, and for that I will be forever grateful to him.