Apparently, there is some backstage heat towards Ric Flair, mostly from the older performers in the business. When Nick Bockwinkel died, very few details were revealed. That turned out to be on purpose because the family asked their friends to keep things out of the public. Prior to Bockwinkel dying, Flair had casually mentioned that he was having some issues with his health.
November 20, 2015
As some of you may already know, WWE has a deal with the Texas Lottery to promote the upcoming Wrestlemania. There are those in the industry that feel that the partnership is a bit hypocritical. A while ago, the company had some backstage heat with Ric Flair for having a deal with the North Carolina Lottery. At the time, they felt that gambling was not a very family friendly thing.
November 2, 2015
During a podcast interview with Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff revealed that he had backstage heat with Lex Luger up until a year or two ago. He stated that the arrogant personality that Luger portrayed on camera was pretty close to what he was really like in real life. Bischoff hated working with him. He also resented Luger because of what happened with Miss Elizabeth, whom his wife was very close to.
October 9, 2015
When the unpopular firing of Jim Ross took place, many felt that he was being punished by WWE because Ric Flair was drunk at a public event. That has led people to speculate about backstage heat between the two. Apparently, that is far from the case, as Ross and Flair get along just fine. The two of them still share a mutual sense of admiration and respect towards one another. Ross does not blame Flair for no longer being with the company.
February 26, 2015