Ric Flair Tells Touching Story At WWE 2K14 Symposium, Reactions From Respected Names That Attended

As we reported earlier here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com, WWE and 2KSports hosted a “30 Years of Wrestlemania” symposium at the Conga Room of L.A. Live on Saturday night. The event featured Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Steve Austin, Rey Mysterio, Mick Foley, Paul Heyman and Ric Flair. Jim Ross operated as the moderator.

During the panel, Flair told a touching story about placing one of his WWE Hall of Fame rings on his late son Reid’s finger before they closed the casket. WWE replaced the ring with a new one for Flair with his son’s name engraved on it. You can watch the symposium in his entirety embedded in the video below:

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While I am aware there are a lot of stories and rumors being pushed out about Flair’s condition, everything I have seen from people that actually attended has been quite positive. Here’s what Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald wrote:

One of the most entertaining panels you will ever see…

Click here for his coverage.

Arda Ocal, who was also in attendance, wrote the following on Twitter:

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  • Charlie

    Those guys were having a blast up there last night and I found it very entertaining and I thought that it was cool that Flair stopped everything and told a serious story for a second and it was just an awesome night,

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Richard Gray

      Yes, disgusting to see people try and bury him. The same people mind you that constantly moan about WWE PG and the lack of “edgy.” I heard it was great. Wish I was there.

      • tim

        Agreed. I wish people could understand this man lost a son. He is still greiving and healing. I hear alot of people saying he was drunk and ripping into him. Even if he did drink a little before the panel it was fanastic. I would not have watched the entire thing had it not be for Flair. He had me in stitches. I loved listening to his wrestling stories and behind the scenes stuff. Why do people bury this man who loves wrestling as much as us and still has the passion and desire after 40+ years in the business?

  • Robert Olley

    Awesome for wwe to have done that and a special moment for ric im sure

  • Tony Rankin

    Wow huge respect for Flair, I’m not sure I could have told a story like that without completely breaking down in front of everyone.

  • Bill Ostrander Jr

    This was a very classy thing to do to help Ric through his pain, sorrow, and loss of his son. It makes me proud that the WWE would go to such lengths to honor Flair and his family this way. Pure class.