-- Jim Ross has posted his thoughts on Reid Flair's sudden death over at his official site. He writes:
The untimely death of a 25 year old young man has been especially difficult for me to process. Here's why....
After Jim Crockett Promotions bought out Bill Watts' UWF, I began doing a great deal of work in the Carolinas while commuting from my home, at that time, in Dallas, Texas.
Everyone knows that the Carolinas, especially Charlotte, is, was and always will be 'Flair Country.' Ric and I got to know each other when he would be booked in Watts' territory back in the day and I, usually, would be assigned by the Big Cowboy to be Ric's side kick while he was with us.
So, when I started staying in Charlotte a few days a month, Ric and I spent a great deal of time together. I was in "his town" and I became a quasi member of the Flair family. That meant that I got to know all the Flair kids including Reid who was just starting to walk.
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Rajah.com reader David Lyons sent this in:
Charlie Haas just tweeted that hr has retired effrctive immediately. Will not be facing Shelton Benjamin next week. Wants to spend more time with family.
The official tweet reads as follows:
Officially retired. No match against @Sheltyb803 (Shelton Benjamin) nxt week NYC. Time to be a full time dad and husband. I've turned my spandex in for scrubs