Last week, Ric Flair ran a social media promotion to get positive reviews for his podcast. He used the anniversary of his title match at WCW Clash of the Champions 1993 as the focal point of the contest, where he was giving away a signed replica belt.
Seems he picked the wrong match, at least according to the man he beat 23 years ago on Nov 10. Vader’s Twitter handle was tagged in a lot of the fan responses, which prompted this measured, thoughtful response from Big Van...
Your Fucked You Big Fat Asshole Calling Me Out FatBoy LISTEN TO MY PODCAST WEDNESDAY!!!! This message is fromthe veryclassy Rick Flair PIG— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) November 14, 2016
Several fans asked Vader the question Big Show once famously posed to Kane, “what’s the problem?” The veteran of WWE, WCW, Japan & Mexico responded:
@itsvadertime what cause he said he beat you in a worked wrestling match? You're jealous of the nature boy. Wooooo.— Daz (@HeelDaz) November 14, 2016
No dont get it twisted hes promoting himself using my name in a negative , double negative double bullshit https://t.co/zr1aM6jjXF— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) November 14, 2016
This may be a bit of wrestler etiquette I didn’t know about, but the combination of Flair bragging about a worked win and using it to hype his podcast seems to be the key issues for Vader.
It also sounds like this is bringing up some old issues between he and Naitch:
@itsvadertime I don't think he intended any disrespect. It was a major match - and a great one. Both of you should be commended!— Matt (@Mpmcc91) November 14, 2016
Thats exactly the pointU have to kiss His ass beccause hes Royaltyim calling bullshit he begged the higher up to win https://t.co/S2hBIl5Y8b— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) November 14, 2016
This exchange probably sums this, and Vader’s frequent online battles with Will Ospreay & others, up... and, hey, at least he’s self aware.
@itsvadertime give it up man, why are you getting so mad about stuff?— David McInchak Jr (@DavidMcInchakJr) November 14, 2016