Ric Flair Details Advice He Gave Kevin Nash Following Passing Of His Son

Ric Flair

Ric Flair has revealed that he recently spoke with Kevin Nash after it was confirmed that the former nWo star’s son Tristen had passed away. The news of Tristen’s passing was confirmed on October 20th, shortly after he had begun working on his father’s Kilq This podcast.

Unfortunately someone who can empathise with the heartbreak experienced by Kevin Nash and his family is Ric Flair. Flair’s son Reid sadly passed away in 2013, when he was just 25-years-old.

Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, Flair revealed that he had spoken to Nash telling that the loss is something he will never get over, instead it will be something that he has to learn to live with.

Ric Flair Reflects On His Own Struggles With Grief

Continuing on, Flair said that his own way of dealing with the loss of his son wasn’t the correct way to go as it didn’t solve anything.

“Dealing with it the way I did, by just completely shutting down and drinking for five straight years didn’t work out, it didn’t do anything,” Flair said. “My advice to him was just hang on to your wife as tight as you can and don’t throw blame at each other, there’s no way to deal with it.”

Unfortunately, Tristen Nash’s death came just before Scott Hall’s birthday. Kevin Nash’s best friend Hall passed away in March 2022.

It happened on the eve of Scott Hall’s birthday. It’s a double whammy for him because I don’t think he’s recovered from the loss of Scott yet,” Flair said. “So it just shows what a great friend he was to Scott, you know, Scott could be problematic, and Kevin never left his side, never heard Kevin say anything negative about Scott … After all those years it’s hard to find friends like that, so I’ve got nothing but respect for him.”

Kevin Nash recently opened up about the passing of his son on his Kilq This podcast. Nash said that the pair had recently decided to stop drinking, and Tristen was trying to make positive changes to his life.

H/t to Wrestling Inc

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