Ric Aptitude says ex-WWE star doesn’t belong in Corridor of Fame

Ric Flair believes his former WCW co-worker Shane Douglas is unlikely to be inducted right into a wrestling Corridor of Fame.

Douglas is greatest recognized for his six years in ECW within the Nineteen Nineties, throughout which period he typically made derogatory remarks about Aptitude. He additionally wrestled for WWE as Dean Douglas earlier than engaged on the identical WCW roster as The Nature Boy between 1999 and 2001.

Talking on his Wooooo Nation Uncensored podcast, Aptitude was requested for his opinion on Douglas’ ECW promos about him. The 16-time world champion advised his co-host, Mark Madden, that the 57-year-old didn’t succeed within the enterprise:

“Who’s Shane Douglas? Who’s he as we speak? I’m asking. him actual properly, who’s he? … He definitely means nothing to me when it comes to being a expertise. He by no means succeeded anyplace. He can say what he needs to say. I don’t suppose you’ll see him in a Corridor of Fame anyplace any time quickly,” mentioned Aptitude. [1:09:18-1:10:48]

Douglas and Aptitude crossed paths in two singles matches in WCW in 2000, with each males choosing up one victory every. At Spring Stampede 2000, Douglas teamed up with Buff Bagwell to defeat Aptitude and Lex Luger to win the vacant WCW World Tag Crew Championship.

Shane Douglas tried to resolve his points with Ric Aptitude

Shane Douglas mentioned in an interview on The Hannibal TV in 2021 that he has tried to make amends with Ric Aptitude lately. Whereas the 2 males get alongside in particular person, Douglas claimed that Aptitude likes “burying” him on-line.

The one-time Intercontinental Champion additionally mentioned that whereas he revered Aptitude’s wrestling potential, he can not say the identical about his habits outdoors the ring:

“I’ve at all times had reverence and respect for Ric’s in-ring work,” mentioned Douglas. “Him as a person? Not a lot. I don’t anticipate him to be good – I’m removed from good – however I do anticipate, similar to what was performed to him, someone handed him the information of wrestling. I anticipated the identical factor as a child. I attempt to do the identical factor as we speak.”

Douglas clarified that he has no relationship with Aptitude, which he believes is a disgrace. The four-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion added that he has larger issues to fret about than what the wrestling legend thinks of him.

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Edited by Colin Tessier

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