Ric Flair spoke with Dan Gelston of the AP and sent a message for younger fans who want to emulate him. “Going forward, I want people to take my advice as opposed to wanting to be or act like me,” Flair said. “There’s a lot of 20-year-old kids that want to be Ric Flair. That’s cool if it’s in a good context. But if it’s drinking to relieve stress or cope with life, that’s not the answer.”
Flair also stuck with his previous claim that he is finished drinking. “I wouldn’t even begin to think about drinking,” he said. “If you ever hear that I’m out drinking again, say, ‘Ric, you (dummy), you deserve whatever you get.'” Read the full story at APnews.com.
Powell’s POV: A good message from a man who probably would not have said anything like this a few months ago. It’s encouraging to see that Flair’s medical emergency has caused him to change his ways. The story also states that Flair has “a hefty six-figure hospital bill” even after insurance paid its portion for his recent prolonged stay. Gelston caught up with Flair at a recent screening of his documentary, which was directed by Rory Karpf and premieres on ESPN on November 7. There’s a fun quote from Flair on Undertaker, as well as an updated on his strained relationship with his son David.