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RIC FLAIR DISCUSSES THE NIGHT REID PASSES AWAY, FINANCIAL ADVICE HE WOULD GIVE EVERYONE, WHY CHARLOTTE WILL BE BETTER THAN HIM AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2020-02-12 09:57:00

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair recently sat down with The BBC's Please Don't Tell me The Score podcast discussing a number of topics.  You can listen to the interview at this link or at the BBC's official page for the podcast

Highlights from the interview:

The night his son Reid passed away: "I came back from Japan and I had a blood clot in my leg. They won’t let me leave the hospital but I said I have to leave as my son is only home for a couple of days. We’re going on the road. They released me to go to the doctor’s office and he put me on blood thinners. My son sends me a text, saying “Dad what would this family be. You need to be here for all of us.” And that night he died. I’ve never told anyone that story, except (wife) Wendy.”

The difference between himself and his daughter Charlotte Flair: “She wakes up every day wanting to be better, just like I did. The difference is, I knew how much better I was. Then I started having self-confidence issues. She’s never going to have that.  “I’ve always taken her and pushed her. I could see this gift. She’s got it all and she’s tough.”

The difference between his public and private persona, Flair admited he is a "sensitive man, I am, but I fought that for years”

His advice to others: “Do as I say, not as I did! Pay your income tax on time, don’t be waking up owing them 2 million dollars which I have a couple of times. And don’t exceed your limit on your credit card every day - that would work! My credit card was going up and down like a basketball. Six thousand dollars - on what?”

Looking back at life: “I’ve been blessed. Winning the title for the first time in 1981, living through the plane crash.”

The difference in UK and United States fans when it comes to athletes:  “Tom Brady was one year from the Superbowl and being MVP and now they’re calling him an old man. It doesn’t happen over here. A soccer player gets older, he becomes revered”

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