It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 8th of 2021. Today Brian talks about the unfortunate circumstances that has led to the disintegration of the friendship of Arn Anderson and Ric Flair and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
The Fall of the Four Horsemen
When you think about the legendary faction called the Four Horsemen, you can’t help to think about the two cornerstones of that group…’The Enforcer’ Arn Anderson and ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair. For years the Horsemen had members come and go, but Arn and Ric were always the constants. What made the Horsemen so successful was they not only lived their gimmick of money, power and fast living…they generally liked each other as well.
In the case of Anderson and Flair, they were more like family than anything else. All those years of teaming up, traveling the roads and success helped out. Flair’s kids used to refer to Anderson as ‘Uncle Arn.’ It was more of a family than friendship…now apparently those days are over. Ric Flair did an interview with Wrestling Inc in which he revealed that he and Arn no longer talk to each other.
According to Flair, when his youngest son Reid died of a drug overdose in 2013…many of his Horsemen brethren like Arn, Tully Blanchard and Barry Windham didn’t bother to sho up to the funeral. Not only that, but didn’t receive a call or a text. The same thing happened when Flair became very sick and was in a coma. Arn allegedly didn’t bother to check up on him. The two former “brothers” no longer speak and Flair has completely ruled out there ever being a Four Horsemen reunion ever again.
Arn had this to say about his relationship to Flair in January of 2020 on his podcast….“Ric has since went his way as far as the business goes. I have went my way. I don’t think there’s any dissension, there’s no, nothing negative about it. It’s just, sometimes people grow apart and that’s much more what happened. And it’s more out of necessity, because we are going separate ways that we don’t see or talk. But for a very long time, I will say that I had a very good friend and that’s the way I will look at it taking it to my grave.”
There are rumors that some of the tension between Arn and Flair stems from Arn’s wife being close friends with Ric’s second wife. Regardless of how this once seemingly unbreakable friendship became torn and tattered….it is an unfortunate ending. Hopefully, the two sides can somewhat repair what was once so strong. If not, so be it. It just seems like a shame.
Rest in Peace Joe ‘Question Mark’ Hudson from NWA Powerrr
Very cool drawing of Mickey Mouse as Mankind…
A Legion of Doom tattoo.
I like this drawing of the two faces of Sting.
Congratulations to the Miz. A double Grand Slam Champion!
A cool photo of Beth Phoenix looking proudly at her husband Edge….
If Kendra Lust was a pro wrestling interviewer…
Scott Steiner’s ‘Freak’ Midajah today
NXT’s Raquel Gonzalez
Rey Mysterio and daughter Aalyah
Paul Orndorff’s national commercial in which he received roughly $7,500 bucks for. The WWF on the other hand, got over $40,000 for allowing Orndorff to do it.
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2 thoughts on “This Week in Wrestling 2021 Week 8”
It is sad that Ric and the Horseman have drifted apart. I’m sure there’s love for one another but yes, people grow apart. I love ? He was so fun to watch. Sad he’s gone. KA-RA-TE!!!!
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I knew the split mostly occurred bc of his 2nd divorce, but to read that Arn and the rest (I expected that shit from Ole) never called when he was deathly ill, or when his son Reid died, is pretty unforgivable and VERY fucked up, especially of Arn, who’s such a family man. Can’t say I blame Flair on those two points, while I can dismiss the divorce one.
Regardless, it’s still sad, but that is life though. People do grow apart.