Ric Flair on why he left WCW for WWE in 1991

Aug 7, 2017 - by Steve Gerweck

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair recently spoke with Gamespot and below are some interview highlights:

Why he left WCW for WWE in 1991:

“I left WCW because I couldn’t get along with a guy named Jim Herd. Ted [Turner] liked wrestling, thank god, but he put his best friends in charge. You had somebody who didn’t know anything about wrestling running a wrestling company! And that’s just not the way it works, you know? The guy came in and said he wanted to cut my hair and give me an earring and then call me Spartacus. The guy sitting next to me, Kevin Sullivan, said, ‘Well, why don’t we just kill Mickey Mantle and change his number, too!?’ It was that drastic. I was outta there. And one week later, Vince [McMahon] made me the champion. So that’s one of my greatest promos. ‘With a tear in my eye, y’all can kiss my ass!’”

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