Ric Flair Talks About His Children In The Wrestling Business

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was interviewed by WTSP.com this week to hype his appearance at Sunday’s WWE NXT live event in Melbourne, Florida at the Melbourne Auditorium.. Here are some highlights of what Flair said about:

His Reaction To His Daughter Ashley Telling Him She Wants To Wrestle:

“She surprised me. I took her to Wrestlemania in Miami in 2012. All my friends have known her forever. She was playing sports in college, and she was an all-American cheerleader. I think just being around all the guys that weekend just sold her on it. Three months later she was in Tampa training. It’s very cool. It runs in the family; her brother is in Tokyo wrestling.”

If He Worries About His Children Getting Into The Business:

“If you worry about getting hurt, you can’t be in this business. They’re both pretty tough, mentally and physically. Ashley may be the best athlete I’ve ever met. All the things she can do, her athletic ability. To be a Division 1 volleyball player, cheerleading and a gymnast. She’s 5-feet-11, weighs 150 pounds with 13 percent body fat.”

How Much He Can Bench Press:

“Right now? Probably 275 or 300 pounds. I haven’t worked out in about 6 or 7 weeks. For my age it’s miraculous. In the old days I used to wrestle every day and work out. Literally 365 days a year, twice on Saturday and twice on Sunday.”