Ric Flair On Getting Struck By Lightning, Most Painful Injury, WWE's Locker Room

Ric Flair recently spoke with Pardon My Take on a number of wrestling and non-wrestling related topics. Here are some of the highlights:

The WWE locker room environment now:

"The guys pretty much stay to themselves, lot of video games, social media. The guys don't go out like they used to. It's just different times...Lot of the guys travel by themselves, rather than four guys raisin' hell, driving down the road, it's just different times."

Wrestling regrets:

"I really can't say that I did [have regrets], the problem with being an athlete, the minute you start thinking about what you're doing, or what you're about to do, or the consequences, you shouldn't be doing it and I never lived life like that."

Most painful injury:

"I can't really put anything up, I've been in an airplane crash and hit by lightning. I cracked a C5 in my neck in 1989 wrestling Dusty, but I didn't really feel the pain until the next day."

Getting struck by lightning:

"It actually hit my umbrella, but I still consider getting struck by it, it killed the guy behind me. It shot my umbrella about 30-40 feet in the air and I said 'What the hell did that?' I turned around and the lighting had gone from my umbrella and went right through his eye and killed him. Right there in the runway, I'm on a tarmac in Richmond, Virginia."

Ric Flair also discussed if wrestling is real and who he was friends with during his active wrestling career. You can listen to the full interview by clicking here.

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit Pardon My Take with an H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.

Source: Pardon My Take


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