Ric Flair Reveals He Has Reconciled With Longtime Friend

Ric Flair Reveals He Has Reconciled With Longtime Friend

Ric Flair and Arn Anderson met in the early 80s while both working Southeastern Championship Wrestling, an NWA-affiliated promotion operating out of Tennessee and Alabama. Their careers would eventually become intertwined due to the Four Horsemen, and it was thought a lifelong friendship had begun. Sadly though, Flair has previously revealed, they drifted apart, with Anderson not being there for him when his son Reid died nor when he was hospitalized. Now though, following the loss of his own son Barrett, Anderson has begun speaking to Flair again, with this discussed during the latest episode of Flair’s podcast.

It’s a very personal thing with Arn, I know what he’s going through. Kevin Nash knows what he’s going through. Any number of people out there. I’m just being selective with the wrestling community. All the bullsh*t that we go through, there are some things in wrestling that are real and hurtful and just never seem to work out right.” It’s a very tough thing to say but, I think Arn and I have reconnected. We’ve kind of gone our separate ways.

It all started back with Jim Herd. He left. I came back. They left. I mean, to have that phenomenal time in the 80s and see it kind of slip away for whatever reason, quite honestly because of promoters, and then to reconnect and have a private moment and exchange texts and everything, it made me cry. I was that happy to hear back from him. Not much more I can say about that. I just hope he and I can move forward and do some stuff together.

Ric Flair

You can view the entire podcast episode below or download it wherever podcasts are available.

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