Ric Flair and Arn Anderson were able to make a lot of memories as members of the 4 Horsemen. Now the two don’t see each other very often at all.
While speaking about The Nature Boy on The ARN Show, The Enforcer opened up about his friendship with Ric Flair.
They don’t go to dinner or even talk much on the phone. Anderson explained said that if you can get out of the pro wrestling business and have the ability to count your friends on one hand then you’re doing good.
“In the business, you’re lucky if when you’re done you can look on your hand and count the number of true friends you have on one hand. If you can do that, if you have five friends that you can really call friends, you’ve had a successful career,” Arn said. “But being friends doesn’t mean you have to talk on the phone all the time, do something together, go to dinner every week and all that.”
“Ric and I had a very good relationship when I was wrestling, and we were on the road together, and we had the same thought process and we were heading towards the same goals. Once you step into the office, you have a different schedule,” Arn continued. “My schedule was completely different, my job duties were completely different, expectations on me were completely different – it was just a whole different life.”
Arn Anderson is now the head coach of AEW and Ric Flair is doing his own thing. Anderson doesn’t see it as necessarily a bad thing that he doesn’t keep in touch with Ric Flair. Sometimes you have to grow apart to make those rare reunions so much more special.
“Ric has since went his way as far as the business goes, and I have went my way. I don’t think there’s any dissension, there’s nothing negative about it. Sometimes people grow apart and that’s much more what happened, and it’s more out of necessity that we are going our separate ways that we don’t see or talk [to one another]. But for a very long time, I will say that he was a very good friend and that’s how I’ll look at it when I take it to my grave.”
Arn Anderson is not only AEW’s head coach, but he also has an on-screen role as Cody Rhodes’s advisor. Anderson seems to be very happy with this stage in his career. As he looks back at everything he’s been able to achieve there are a lot more things to appreciate than regret.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote