Ric Flair has revealed the reason that he is no longer close with former ‘Four Horsemen’ and close personal friend, Arn Anderson.
In a discussion with ‘The Wrestling Inc. Daily’ podcast, the two-time WWE Hall of Famer discussed the possibility of a Four Horsemen reunion as well as his relationship with the other members of the group.
“Arn and Tully [Blanchard] could work and talk, but we don’t even stay in touch anymore. It just seems like that great 10-year time we had in life, it’s just gone by. I don’t feel like we’re close at all, but I’m glad. I’m happy for them that they’re over there [AEW]. They both are smart.”
“Arn had a hell of a run here [WWE]. I don’t even know what happened, but he had over 18 or 19 years being an agent. You’ve got to be good at what you do to be in that role. Maybe he burned out, who knows? I can see it. It’s going back and forth trying to help the talent, going and asking questions, trying to make sure everything fits in. It’s the most non-rewarding job in the world. I could never do it, to be honest with you. I’m happy for all of them. Do I think we’ll ever get together? No, not again.”
Ric Flair then revealed that a lack of communication following the tragic passing of his son Reid has contributed to no longer being close to Anderson.
“That’s one of the reasons Arn and I aren’t close. How do you not text? We don’t do anything anymore. We don’t talk. When it’s close to his [Reid’s] birthday, I get emotional. Like I said, one of the greatest. It’s got nothing to do with business. You just struggle with the people who you think will be there for you, and the people that you don’t think will be there are. Nothing’s bigger than the love of your children.”
“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 would also discuss the surprising name from the wrestling world that did reach out to him during this tough time.
Credit: The Wrestling Inc. Daily Podcast