Kevin Von Erich Talks Riding With Steve Austin, Problems With Ric Flair, His Legendary Family, More
Working back in the day with then NWA Champion Ric Flair in the ring and their relationship outside of the ring including recently trying to reach out to him:
"Oh man, I really don't know what to say. I don't think Flair and I get along to tell the truth. His son was killed in a car wreck recently, and I tried to console him and I guess I don't blame him, but he wouldn't even take my call. He is suffering probably, and he kind of knocked me in his book, but I don't care about that. You know, Ric was a hard working guy and his son had a heroin problem and dang it, I just wanted to make him feel better. But I understand, a lot of water has gone under the bridge. I don't really understand what it was, but I just wanted to console him a bit, I felt really bad for him. What can you do? People hurt in their own way. I felt sorry for him, I know he loved that boy and I sure hate the way that worked out, but that's too bad. Ric, though I will tell you is one of the hardest working men in the ring. He doesn't take it easy on himself. He gives all he's got and whether he likes me or not is irrelevant, he is just a good, hardworking man. He's still out there doing it, I can't believe it. But all the more power to you buddy…you know I can't say anything bad about Ric at all. But god bless him, he is trying so hard and trying to keep it going out there."
The merger between World Class and the Memphis territories:
"That is like the low point of my life to tell the truth. Kerry, with the foot cut off, and I'm trying to keep the business going and having to wrestle three times a day. Had to have some help and so Jarrett is in there somehow and next thing you know the whole show had changed. It had gone almost like, Tennessee. Tennessee used to be the corny territory, where they'd have the six million dollar man and they bring a coffin to the ring and a robot jumps out. They got a manager with the control box and then the good guy gets the control box and turns him on the manager, hokey stuff like that. Tennessee was a place we avoided. That was the stereotype I was trying to run from, but Jarrett and Lawler all come from that area out there. I really hated to see wrestling go in that direction when I really wanted to see it come in the direction we had started to bring it. That's my take on that. Those were some bad days, I can't even tell you all about it. It was a power struggle. The Von Erichs were down and we had lost every one of our men, but me. I was on a plane all the time…it was just the hardest days of my life. Boy, I'm glad it is over, but that was the death of World Class wrestling. That Global or the USWA or whatever they called it, yeah, I'm not proud of that."
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