The 3/12 Edition featured Ric Flair, and he publicly responded to Shane Douglas's attacks for the first time. The following transcript is courtesy of 1wrestling.com:
(Chris "The Transcript Man" Woodward typed up the following. It covers part of Ric Flair's interview on WCW Live from 3/12.)
Bob Ryder: Ric, a lot of questions about Shane Douglas, and the comments he's made about you over the years, any response to him?
Ric Flair: My thoughts to him?
Jeremy Borash: Yeah, what are your thoughts about Shane?
Ric Flair: My thoughts of Shane are, he is a quarterback that thought he was going to go in the first round, that went in the seventh round, that knew because he went in the seventh round he had to play harder, but never made it. He threw the ball ten yards shorter. He ran the forty a tenth of a second slower. Everything he's done in life, he's done behind the scenes, and he's cried about everything and everybody. If it's not me it's Nash. If it's not Nash it's Hall. If it's not Hall it's McMahon. If it's not McMahon, it's Bischoff.
At some point in time, you got to look in the mirror. Do you think that the fans listen to that s***? The problem is, the kid has never grown up. He told Mark Madden for ten years that he was going to be a doctor. A doctor of what? Mark, what medical school is he in now, Mark?
Jeremy Borash: What medical school?
Mark Madden: I don't believe he's officially enrolled at this point Ric.
Ric Flair: I don't think he has either. Ten years ago, he told me he was going to be a medical doctor. Everything in his life is pretty much a dream, or a thought, or an afterthought. And I'm happy that he's making money where he's at, because he'd never go anywhere else. He's, you know, been given the opportunity and some guys cut it, and some guys don't.
Jeremy Borash: All right, before we let you go Ric......
Ric Flair: Hey, I just.....I understand he challenged me to the ultimate fight, or something like that. Let me tell you this. If you take the needle out of his ass, he's 140 pounds, at best. And you tell him, 90 days after he takes the needle out of his ass, anytime, anywhere, and I'm fifty years old. As a matter of fact, my son Reid, with the needle out of his ass, will beat him in record time. Quote me.
Mark Madden: I think you just quoted yourself.
Ric Flair: Well I just did.
Mark Madden: [Laughs]
Ric Flair: And Reid's eleven years old and weighs 126. I think Shane Douglas, off the gas, is about 126 pounds soaking wet.
Jeremy Borash: Mark, you done?
Ric Flair: Hello? I can't hear you guys.
Jeremy Borash: [Laughs] I think we're all sitting here going, 'Wow.'
Ric Flair: Yeah, I just gave you the quote. Since he jumped on me. If I'm Bob Barker he's, uh, let me see,....who was that cop on Andy Griffith that walked around with the hat on sideways? He's Barney Fife.
Jeremy Borash: I guess the follow-up question is, are there a lot of guys.....
Ric Flair: Ask me another one about him, will ya?
Jeremy Borash: [chuckles] Along the same lines, are a lot of the guys......
Ric Flair: Excuse me, excuse me, Doctor Douglas, who never went to school. Doctor Douglas, who never made it in WCW, who blamed me for it. I wasn't the booker, however. Doctor Douglas, who didn't make it in WWF. Doctor Douglas, who's alienated himself. Doctor Douglas, who is blown up at 220 pounds. You can't beat my eleven year old son. How 'bout that? God bless you son. Now, go ahead.
Shane: Dick Flair, I'm honored. I'm honored that after five years of me dogging your @ss, that you finally had, well, enough balls, if you'd call it that, to bring up the challenge and make this response.
I'm sitting here reading down, having a good laugh. First of all, Mr. Flair, taking the "needle out of my @ss," maybe you ought to reinvestigate this and learn your syntax, Mr. Flair. Going to medical school? Yeah, I was accepted to medical school, maybe that's something you can't understand in that pea brain of yours. Because I choose to stay in this business and dog your @ss, thinking you might be man enough someday to accept the challenge, maybe I should have gone to medical school. I'd had a bigger challenge with a cadaver. As far as your syntax goes Mr. Flair, "As a matter of fact, my son Reid, with a needle out of his @ss, will beat him in record time." Well, I suggest that you stop stooging your son off if he's using the juice.
Secondly, maybe you should take the needle out of his @ss, shove it in your own @ss, and maybe those t!ts won't flap around like they do all the damn time. Maybe if you don't put juice in it, maybe put a little Viagra, maybe you'd get a little backbone, enough to stick up for yourself and fight like a goddamn man, for once, instead of being the big pussy that you are.
Anyway, Ric Flair, Dick Flair, after five years, that's the best response that you can mount, all I can say is, on behalf of Extreme Championship Wrestling, on behalf of the real world champion Taz, on behalf of the guy that's dogged your @ss for five years, the Franchise, on behalf of all the ECW fans. On behalf of Paul Heyman, remember him, that guy you get along with so well? Hey, the guy you've been begging the last year, for a job from you jabron? On behalf of everybody here, thank you Ric Flair, for using WCW's valuable time, Time Warner's valuable money, Ted Turner's cash, to talk about the little old "quarterback" that couldn't make it.
Kiss my @ss, Dick. Come on up, the invitation's there. Hey, you want to bring Reid up? Hell, I won't beat your son up, I'll let Francine do that. You be man enough to follow behind him, and I'll whip your @ss too, pussy.
Dave: I think that pretty much says it all.
Shane: Ric, and if you want to respond, please don't do it through the computers like this. The invitation's been there, be a man, come do it face to face. It can be in WCW if you want, it can be in the parking lot, hell, I'll come to Charlotte to your gym, and workout if you want. The invitation's open Ric, you name the time and the place, I'll be there.
Ric, things just keep popping in my head here, as I keep trying to wrap this up, instead of continuing on this Sunday night, and wasting all this valuable time as you're building up this Pay Per View with Mr. Hogan, and wasting all of Ted Turner's money, instead of being his suck boy, why don't you come and maybe get a challenge from somebody who can maybe make you look better. No matter, Ric, as old and broken down as you are, this little old "quarterback" that couldn't make it, can still make you look decent.
Ric, from day one, I've never, ever attacked your family, that's way below me. But I'll tell you this, if you want to bring your family into it, the next time you put their names on the table, I'll consider them fair game, and I'll bring up things you do not want brought up. So my friend, keep it to Shane Douglas, and we've got no problem between each other, except a pussy talking to a man, and we know which one is which.
[This statement was made after Chris asked his opinion about Kevin Nash saying, basically that Benoit and Malenko are not main eventers]
Shane: What a fool statement. Anybody, anybody, ANYBODY, with a brain in their head that has looked at Benoit and Malenko, knows that they are pure, unmitigated talent. Tell you what, if you can't draw with them, if you can't, then release them from their contracts, please send them back. Please, Mr. Nash, release them from their contracts, and send those untalented Benoit- Malenkos back to ECW. We might be able to find a position for them, we might be able to draw money, I don't know, it will be a tough task, but we can try with Benoit-Malenko. What an idiot! Why not try? Obviously things are not working Mr. Nash. You big dumb f***s on top sure as hell ain't drawing sh**. The ratings are baring that out. Why don't you try pushing talent for once, and let's see if those ratings close up? Goddamn it, f***ing, the proof is in the pudding, big man.