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Ric Flair Says He Hasn’t Watched Much AEW, Would be for Anyone Reinventing the Four Horsemen

July 7, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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The Wrestling Inc. Daily recently interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair who said he’d support a reinvention of the legendary Four Horsemen stable. He also shared his thoughts on AEW, Cody Rhodes, and more. Below are some highlights.

His thoughts on AEW: “To be honest with you, I have not watched it that much. Only because my relationship with Tony is great and all that, but it’s better for me not to talk wrestling. I am happy as hell they brought Arn in and I did see the replay of the stuff with Arn and Jake [Roberts], which I thought was interesting. I’m happy any time that the legends get a second a TV. So, without getting into it because I don’t watch it – I did at the beginning obviously just to see how they were gonna do – but I’m happy that Arn has got a spot and I couldn’t speak more of a person than I do of Cody.”

Ric Flair on Cody Rhodes:“[Cody] stepped away and I don’t think there’s any hard feelings anywhere. Our company goes out of its way to honor the Dusty Rhodes sermon. So, my hat’s off to WWE and it’s business and we all stay on the high side of it. If everybody would take that approach where there could be two companies without making it personal, which unfortunately some people do, but I’m happy for him as a man. I will call [Cody’s mother] Michelle periodically and say, ‘You gotta be proud.’ The world title thing he did was an exact duplicate of the thing with me and Vader and me and Gene [Okerlund]. To prove what a businessman he is, he lost. So, there you go. What everybody thought would be his first world title, he dropped the fall and was even better for it.”

Ric Flair on if he would have a problem with a reinvention of the Four Horsemen which Cody has teased: “No, I’d be for it. No matter who does it or how it’s done, it’s attributed to us. To this day, I’ll see Arn and we’ll do a signing now and then and the whole joint walks around with their four fingers up, to this day. If we’re together for a signing, and even if we’re on different sides of the world, the people that come back and forth to get a signature or picture, they’re all doing the same thing.”

“But I tell him, just imagine if we had been in the era of marketing? Or if we had been working with WWE who knew and knows how to market? The marketing, in some cases, can make you bigger and better than you are. I don’t like to see that but it does exist. But I’m happy for all the money that everybody makes because they earn it. They’re earning it right now despite the health issues. So, I’m happy to see them all making money for the Four Horsemen or whatever. Guys like Arn and, I hope, myself and Tully and Barry will always have a place. And of course the infamous JJ Dillon [laughs].”

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