On Something to Wrestle With podcast, Bruce Prichard talked about why Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan never had a proper feud in WWE.
Flair and Hogan were two of the biggest wrestlers in the world back then. It would’ve made sense for the two to feud, but according to Bruce, “people just weren’t that interested in” this matchup.
Bruce explained that Flair and Hogan didn’t do well on house shows and that The Nature Boy wasn’t that popular among the WWE fans as he was during his time in WCW.
“I do know that the house shows weren’t drawing with Hogan and Flair on top. From all reports, Hulk and Ric did not click in the ring, and it was something that people just weren’t that interested in.”
“A lot of times when someone would come in from WCW and you think, ‘OK, this guy is really over in WCW.’ To the WWE audience, they weren’t over. They didn’t mean as much as they did where they come from, and they had to get over here. Ric came in right on top, and Ric came in kind of positioned as the equal. And the audience wasn’t buying it.”
Flair joined WWE in 1991 and won the World Championship the next year. However, his spell in the company didn’t last for long and he jumped ship to WCW once again in 1993 and stayed there until Vince McMahon bought the promotion in 2001.