The passing of Reid Flair is one of the saddest tragedies in the pro wrestling business. It was a tremendous shock to the fans and followers, so one can imagine how it was to the friends and family of Reid.
Recently appearing on Season 4 Finale of Kevin Hart’s show Cold As Balls, Ric Flair opened up on the incident. The comedian asked Ric Flair what was one of the hardest things in his life to talk about. The Nature Boy said it was the untimely death of his son, and that it was still difficult, seven years later.
“The hardest part obviously, is about my son. It is really difficult even today. All the doctors and everybody else said “Kick him to the curb, they’ve got to learn.” So, I couldn’t do that, I never did any drugs in my life. I don’t know how it came about. It is something I live with everyday”
The youngest son of the WWE Hall-of-Famer, Reid Flair passed away on March 29, 2013 at the age of 25. Medical reports later revealed that his death was a result of overdose on heroin and two prescription medicines.
Ric Flair heaps praises on Charlotte Flair
Ric Flair has always been quite vocal about how proud he was of his daughter Charlotte Flair, a 12-time women’s World Champion in WWE.
After WrestleMania 35, Ric Flair tweeted, “It’s Official, Charlotte Is No Longer Ric Flair’s Daughter. I Am Charlotte Flair’s Dad!” The Queen made history that night as one of the three women to main event at WrestleMania for the first time ever, along with Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey.
Today, History Will Be Made And The Queen Will Take Her Rightful Place With @BeckyLynchWWE And @RondaRousey As The First Women To Ever Main Event WrestleMania!
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) April 7, 2019
Speaking with Kevin Hart, Ric Flair said that to see Charlotte succeed would be bigger than anything he has achieved in his life.
“She is incredible. She blew right by me. I didn’t pass the torch she just took it. Far bigger than anything I have ever accomplished, is to see her not just be good, but great.”
Charlotte Flair recently returned to WWE television as the tag team partner of RAW Women’s Champion Asuka. The duo became the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions defeating Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.