Former NWA Tag Champion Rips Ric Flair And The Horsemen, Talks Heat With Tully, Why TNA Is 'Gone'

Former two time NWA World Tag Team Champion, "The Ragin' Bull" Manny Fernandez recently joined WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum for a controversial near two hour interview, where he candidly spoke on many moments and performers all points throughout his storied career. You can listen to the interview in its entirety above, here are some highlights:

The Four Horseman being "cowards:"

"You wanna talk about four guys who brown nosed through everything they do in life? One is a coward, Ric Flair is a coward. he is nothing but a coward. Arn Anderson, I don't know what it is, if he has got problems with me? All I know is when he first came to Mid Atlantic, everyone said, that when he first showed up, we had great matches. I don't know what happened, but he is what he is and that is what he is. Ole Anderson, I don't know what to call him. To me Ole Anderson is garbage. Here is what he did to people, he is another coward, a garbage coward. When I came to North Carolina, Mid Atlantic, I didn't realize they were doing this, but a couple of guys, Ole Anderson and Gene, now I respect Gene a lot, but I disrespect this. They were charging people to become pro wrestlers. They would have a group of four or five guys that showed up to try out, five hundred bucks for a tryout or whatever.

"So, I went to one of these tryouts and they had these guys running up and down the bleachers, doing all these exercises, hack squats, drill squats. They were grinding them. These guys were so blown up and then Ole Anderson would get in the ring with them and tell the guy, 'ok, let's go.' Hello, there dude, you got a big advantage there, don't you think? The guy is all blown up and you're going to get a hold of him and abuse him? Of course the guy don't want to be a wrestler, you just ate him up. I called him out, I said, 'why don't you do it like I do it, you cowards? What are you afraid? You have to take them when they are all blown up?' That is pretty chicken to me, that is a coward to me. To do that to a kid and to know that you are going to hurt them. And Tully Blanchard is the biggest coward in the world. that is what I think about them. I don't care what they call them, Hall of Fame, Hall of Shame, to me they are all cowards."

Where the 'heat' between he and Tully Blanchard stems from leading to his getting stabbed:

"I got stabbed eight times trying to save his life in San Antonio, Texas. I don't know why I didn't die? I got stabbed eight times, through the arm, through the stomach, it just missed my liver, but not by far. I don't know why, but I still stood there fighting and I almost bled to death. I refused to go down and kept fighting. when I got stabbed he took off running down the road like a coward. He was yelling, ' he's got a knife, he's got a knife.' It was like, 'who is going to hear you, stupid? Why didn't you do something?' You never leave a brother behind, that is something that was drilled in me. You don't let a brother down. That is how pro wrestling was billed to me, with Dicky Murdoch and Terry Funk that how it was told to me, it was part of the same ingredient when I was involved in any team, it was the principal, we all stick together. When this incident happened, it wasn't me that started the incident, it was him and I came to his rescue. It wasn't him that took the stabbing, it was me and then he went running off like a coward. It was building up in me for a while. I had all these things building up when I would see him. I saw him one day at WrestleCade, the fake preacher man with the little plate. Sometimes I just want to go over there and rip his throat out. Every time I see that man and the older I get, the harder it is. He is lucky, with the feeling I get, when I seen him walk around the corner, I just wanted to attack him and rip his throat out, to tell you the truth."

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