Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has opened up about why he and his legendary stablemates in the Four Horseman are no longer close friends. In an interview with Wrestling Inc, Ric Flair gave details about how some of his old Four Horseman teammates, like Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, and Tully Blanchard didn’t try to contact him while Ric was going through some personal tragedies. Flair explained:
“When my son died… I don’t think we’re ever going to be best friends, but when something like that happens, or when I get sick like I did or something that really upsets your life, those are the people that show up. And I can remember driving across town about three days after he died. Eric (Bischoff) called on the phone because I was crushed. I was absolutely devastated.
“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, or likewise, when I was sick, you really find out who your friends are. It took me six months to return them all, but I had over 170 texts on my phone, and Wendy counted each one of them. You wake up and you don’t know where you are.
“That’s who you know who your friends are because there’s people that I was very close to that did not show up for his (Reid’s) funeral and did not text me. Simple as that but there are people that I spent a lot of time with and put a lot of faith in, and we’re very close. I didn’t hear a word from them, and those are the things that are more hurtful than anything I experienced in wrestling. It’s just a very personal feeling.
“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, (Arn is) 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.”
Lately, Ric Flair has been a regular on WWE Raw while two of Ric Flair’s Four Horseman teammates are prominent managers on AEW Dynamite, with Arn Anderson managing Cody Rhodes and Tully Blanchard managing FTR. In fact, Tully Blanchard will make his AEW in ring debut at the age of 67 on the March 3rd episode of Dynamite when he teams with FTR to take on Jurassic Express.
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