Friend and Former Opponent Remembers Reid Flair
CHARLOTTE, NC - "Strong as an ox but he was one heck of a performer, one heck of an entertainer," explains wrestler Eric Adamz.
Wrestler Jose Rodriguez, known by his stage name Eric Adamz called Reid Flair an opponent in the ring and also one of his best friends.
"Extreme passion. He'd come to my house sometimes and we'd stay up until 4 or 5 in the morning just watching wrestling DVDs," he says.
The 25-year-old son of Ric Flair was found dead Friday inside the Residence Inn in
Police say they don't suspect foul play.
Adamz says while Flair made some bad choices when he was younger, he was working hard to turn his life around.
"He was letting me know - he was like - I'm really trying hard - I'm pushing forward as hard as I can," Adamz says.
Flair had just returned from Japan on Sunday and was planning to fight Adamz in a match next week.
Friends say Reid Flair spent the day before he died with his dad. They were seen eating together at Del Frisco's restaurant across the street from the hotel.
Adamz says he wants people to remember Flair the way he saw him.. a young man passionate about wrestling.. his friends.. and family.
"The book got cut short. It got cut really short. right when it was about to get really good," he says.