Flair details why he’s no longer friends with The Four Horsemen

Feb 26, 2021 - by Colin Vassallo

Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair described how his relationship with the rest of the Four Horsemen dissolved into nothing over the years during a podcast with WrestlingInc.com.

Flair recounted how disappointed he was when he didn’t hear from Arn Anderson when his son Reid passed away even though Arn was super close to his family back then. But Arn wasn’t the only one who didn’t reach out.

“I can remember the people that called and the people that didn’t. If they couldn’t come, they called or texted me. Those are the people that count,” Flair said in the podcast, noting he had close to 200 text messages from his peers that he had to go through.

“That’s how you know who your friends are because there are people that I was very close to that did not show up for his funeral and did not text me,” he continued, mentioning that Barry Windham, Tully Blanchard, and Ole Anderson also did not reach out.

When Flair was hospitalized fighting for his life, he once again mentioned that none of his former Horsemen members reached out to him, particularly noting his disappointment with Anderson.

“Arn just comes to mind because he was so close to the family,” Flair said. “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.”

The 16-time world champion also recounted how he had his battles with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, mostly thanks due to his excessive drinking.

Flair said that he once had a very bad argument with Stephanie McMahon and things went downhill from there but all of them have now patched things up and the two forgave him for what he said.

Ric had great things to say about Vince McMahon as well, who he said he never left his side “ever since the day I met him.”

Flair also recounted what Triple H did for him after his son died. Reid was buried with one of his WWE Hall of Fame rings and one time while he was at NXT, Triple H called him to his office wanting to talk to him.

Thinking he once again messed up, Flair walked into his office and Triple H gave him another Hall of Fame ring with his son’s name engraved on it.

“That’s someone who cares,” Flair said.

4 Responses

  1. Taxx W Hoodchicken says:

    Very classy of HHH to do that, and I can see Ric’s disappointment in his friends.

  2. Rusty says:

    How does it feel Rick? Let’s see… You have bad mouth people. you wrote nasty and unkind things about Bruno in your book. You expose yourself in front of a stewardess on a plane. You try evading income tax. you drank yourself to death in a bar and left everyone else to pay for your tab. You’re married to one woman while you’re screwing others.
    Can you see why people keep their distance Rick. You’re an embarrassment to the business. Sure there are others in the business who exhibited bad behavior outside the ring, but you take the cake.
    Where were you when Eddie Fatu died?
    Where were you and Louie Spiccoli died?
    You reap what you sow!!!! Woooooo!

  3. DC says:

    Wow that is by far the stupidest thing I have ever read, so because he was a wild person and did questionable things it is ok for someone who was with him like family for 15/20 years not to reach out when his son dies?

    Those 2 things have nothing to do with one another.

    Not to mention what connection did he have to Eddie Fatu or Spiccoli? Why should he be there? They didnt travel up and down the road for 20 years and be as close as brothers.


  4. Hans Maulwurf says:

    Well if you reap what you sow, as you are running your mouth you should be okay with if someone beats you up badly, maybe breaking some bones and you wake up in the hospital, for being a dick?
    I mean… You reap what you sow!

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