Ric Flair Says Vince McMahon Fined Batista $100,000 For Blading In A Cage Match

Ric Flair reveals fines for blading.

Moving away from the Attitude Era after WWE went public in 1999, WWE began to cut back on blood in matches. While wrestlers would still bleed, sometimes not on purpose, there was less blood than fans grew accustomed to during the Attitude Era.

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Ric Flair spent a good chunk of his career with blood on his face and in his hair as he became known for his bloody look.

Speaking to Shannon Sharpe on Club Shay Shay, Flair was asked about blood in wrestling.

"I didn't bleed at all in the latter years of WWE. [Vince McMahon] got real strict about that. Jericho hit me with a TV monitor when we were doing the thing with Mickey Rourke and he fined Jericho, I did put my hands up to block it, I'm trying not to. He put 25 stitches on me. He didn't fine me, but he fined Jericho $25,000. Batista cut himself in a cage match one night and Vince fined him $100,000. When Vince lays the law down, you know it," he said.

The cage match in question took place in 2008 when Batista faced Chris Jericho.

Elsewhere during the interview, Flair talked about the WWE reaction to him signing with AEW. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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