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
Right after they worked the retirement match, Shawn Michaels surprised Ric Flair by giving him matching Rolex watches. Michaels has long stated that he idolized Flair when he was growing up. Well, the two of them decided to bestow quite the honor on Charlotte when the trio was backstage together at Monday Night Raw. The WWE Divas Champion was given a matching watch as well.
October 21, 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
During his latest podcast interview, Ric Flair shared a backstage story about a big fight that he had with Randy Savage when the two of them were in WCW. Triple H had just received a contract offer from WWE because he did not want to sign for $250,000 with World Championship Wrestling. Savage wanted to squash HHH in a 30 second match. Flair said that he refused to let that happen because he did not feel that it was right.
September 8, 2015
With the creative department scrambling around backstage to change up the script for Monday Night Raw tonight, the latest rumors from backstage is that WWE has decided to add Ric Flair to the show. No word yet on what his involvement will entail, but he could be doing an angle with Charlotte. There is also speculation that he could be working an angle with Sting, since the two of them have quite the history together.
August 24, 2015
During the latest episode of his podcast show, Ric Flair revealed that Charlotte used to call him all the time and complained about not being called up to the main roster by WWE. Being a caring father, he offered to use his backstage stroke to ask management when that would happen. Since she did not want nepotism to play a factor in her success, she declined the offer from Flair.
August 22, 2015
Since Hulk Hogan was forced out of the company, WWE needed someone to replace him. They're turning to the other legend backstage. Ric Flair has been pegged as the top candidate for the role. He will likely take over as a judge on Tough Enough this week. Flair is also most likely to replace Hogan when the company tours Australia in a couple of weeks.
July 24, 2015
Rumors are floating around right now that there is a major difference of opinions backstage on how Seth Rollins should be booked as a heel champion. Triple H wants to keep going the old school route by having Rollins be a cowardly champion, much like how Ric Flair used to be. Vince McMahon, however, wants Rollins to be booked as a stronger champion with more credibility with the fans.
July 20, 2015