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WWE News: Ric Flair talks about the origins of The Four Horsemen

Nithin Joseph
799   //    20 Oct 2017, 20:25 IST

The original Four Horsemen
The original Four Horsemen

What's the story?

In an interview with NBC Sports Radio, Ric Flair answered a couple of questions regarding the origins of the legendary faction known as The Four Horsemen.

In fact, Flair who is considered as the most famous member of the faction credited fellow faction mat Arn Anderson with the idea.

In case you didn't know...

The Four Horsemen were first formed in November 1985 with Ric Flair and his storyline cousins, Arn and Ole Anderson, and Tully Blanchard, with James J. Dillon as their manager. Their biggest feuds at the time were with Dusty Rhodes and The Road Warriors.

The heart of the matter

Ric Flair recently did an interview with NBC Sports Radio and answered a few questions with regard to cutting promos, influencing wrestlers and the legendary faction that he was a founding member of The Four Horsemen.

According to "The Nature Boy", another founding member Arn Anderson deserves all the credit for the idea for The Four Horsemen.

Ric Flair said, "Actually, the idea for The Four Horsemen came from Arn, just something he said one day about The Four Horsemen. I can't remember the terminology, but he put up the four hand gesture and Arn did it and we started doing it each week and within a month it caught on and it was bigger than ever. It was huge, so I give all that to Arn. He took the ball and he ran with it."

It is interesting to note that Arn Anderson was the one who came up with the whole idea for the faction, despite the fact that Ric Flair was really the star among the Horsemen. However, this was due to the Nature Boy's persona, nothing more and nothing less.

Nevertheless, fans around the world should be thanking Arn Anderson for his great contribution to pro wrestling for if it weren't for him we wouldn't have The Four Horsemen.

What's next?

Ric Flair is currently recovering after he fell into a coma and is slowly working his way to a clean bill of health.


Arn Anderson, on the other hand, is the current senior producer for Monday Night RAW and will continue with this role in the promotion.

Author's take

Arn Anderson and Ric Flair are two absolute legends in the pro wrestling business and there can be no imagining a world without the contributions the two of them have made to the business.

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