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. Anderson even watched the door and risked his job when Flair tried to beat up Eric Bischoff during their time together in WWE.
Sadly it now appears the pair are no longer close as Ric Flair has revealed in an interview with Wrestling Inc they no longer communicate, and he is distraught Anderson isn’t there for him following the death of his son Reid. He’d also add he doesn’t know her from Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham, or Ole Anderson.
I wasn’t just saying it about Arn. I didn’t hear a word from Tully, didn’t hear a word from Barry. I didn’t hear anything from Ole. He’s mad at the world. Arn just comes to mind because he was so close to the family. Then when I was sick, not a word. You spend 10 years being so close with these people, and you just wonder what really matters at the end of the day. It means nothing, apparently.Ric Flair
It’s sad to hear Flair is no longer in contact with people that were such significant parts of his career. However, there are always two sides to every story. Perhaps when word gets back to them about how Flair feels, it will open the door for an eventual reconciliation. Thankfully Ric has his fifth wife, Wendy there for him.