Several years ago, former SmackDown General Manager and legendary tag team match creator Theodore Long accused two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair of calling him the N-word.
During a recent interview with Hannibal TV, Teddy Long noted that “The Nature Boy” has still not explicitly apologised to him for allegedly using the racist slur. Here’s what Long had to say on the matter:
“No… I don’t think he [has]. If he had, I wouldn’t — no he hasn’t but, here’s the thing about that, sometimes people don’t apologize, like come up to you and say, ‘I apologize.’ Sometimes they can speak to you or maybe try and hold a conversation with you to let you know in so many words, ‘Hey, I’m sorry about that’ but like I said, I ain’t never really expected that and I don’t really care because I put that all behind me. I was able to make it and I was able to show people that had that negative [feeling] about me and said that I would never make it and that I had no talent, I was able to prove them wrong so, that was good enough for me so I don’t need no apology, you know what I mean? But like I said, I’m just telling the truth. It is what it is. That’s what happened.
“Well, like one time in Knoxville, Tennessee I think and I remember there were some girls trying to come into the back door, getting in the back of the arena and then I think he was maybe at that door and they said some girls threw me under the bus. I don’t even know who they were. I’m refereeing, I don’t know these people, and they said that they used my name and said that I told them that they could come in or they [could] come to the back door or something like that, and so he runs into me and the next thing I hear, he says to me, ‘[Racial slur], do you like working here?’”
Teddy Long’s last appearance for WWE came in January 2018 as part of the 25 Years of Monday Night Raw special show. He was released from his full-time WWE contract in 2014, after several years as an authority figure.
Thanks to Post Wrestling for the transcription.
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