The wrestling world was rocked yesterday with the news of Reid Flair’s passing, the youngest son of legend Ric Flair. All our thoughts and condolences go out to the Fliehr family during their time of loss. Much of the wrestling community took to Twitter to offer their thoughts and condolences.
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Tragic news breaking this afternoon, Reid Flair, 24 and youngest son of Nature Boy Ric Flair and half-brother to WCW wrestler David Flair, has passed away according to PWInsider.
No other details are known at this time and everyone at the CDWS would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Nature Boy and the entire Flair family on this unexpected and tragic loss.
Allegedly The Undertaker was the only Deadman in the building for Monday Night Raw, but from where the Frogman’s sitting there were about 15,000+ deadmen on hand at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York tonight. The crowd in Buffalo hardly cared about anything that happened over the course of Monday Night Raw’s three “Old School” hours. Not even a cold opening featuring THE UNDERTAKER, could fire them up. Appearances from undisputed Hall of Famers Ric Flair and Ted DiBiase got bupkiss. The New Age Outlaws, a legendary tag team, got ten people to chant, “You Still Got It!” (because, you know, they do) You can’t just say it was because the crowd was too young for the talent, because Cena got a fraction of the cheers/boos he usually gets. No one wanted to play sing a long with The Rock. Jack Swagger beat Jim Duggan with his own 2×4 and people yawned. In summation, worst crowd ever.
I know, using the original version of the Monday Night RAW logo may have been more apropos, but I saved this picture last week and I STILL love it. Last week was the best opening to RAW we’ve seen all year. Look at that punim!
So much going on this week. The obvious: “Old School” RAW night. This is one of the best cable broadcasts the WWE does aside from Tribute to the Troops; however, this edition of RAW does not occur annually. It’s on a “whenever we damn well please” rotation.
Lets talk CONFIRMED for tonight.
Slightly more current, both Triple H & the Rock are booked for appearances tonight to address their respective blossoming conflicts.
Of the returning Superstars: Mean Gene Okerlund, the Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase, Ric Flair, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and Dusty Rhodes are announced thus far to appear for the old guard.
Split the difference, we will be getting the New Age Outlaws (#OUDK?) and I am sure Ron Simmons will drop by to hit a “Damn!”
Aside from that, we still have a lot of questions and story lines to sort out.
- What will CM Punk be doing Wrestlemania Weekend?
- How will the Rock address his rematch with Jeeerrrrrrhnnn Ceeehhhhnnnaaaa?
- How will Triple H call out Brock?
- What kind of dent will Zack Ryder put in Catering?
- What, if anything, can be done to curtail the Shield?
Make sure you stay tuned after RAW goes off air promptly at 10:59 for all the rest of the USA lineup!
Today is the 64th Birthday of THE Nature Boy, Ric Flair. Enjoy the above video from Naitch cutting a promo on Nikita Koloff and Dusty Rhodes talking about the exploits of the Four Horsemen at the Baltimore Mariott, Room 806.
Is this post just an excuse to watch a bunch of Ric Flair promos? Yeah. You have a problem with that?
More Flair Greatness after the jump.