On Tuesday night, ESPN premiered its latest 30 for 30 documentary, one the network had been developing and hyping for years: Nature Boy, the story of legendary pro wrestler Ric Flair, widely considered the greatest of all time. The film—which was, according to director Rory Karpf, in its third cut after a straight…
Woooo! Who wasn’t a fan of “The American Dream” Ric Flair and his signature move, the Stone Cold Stunner?
Tell ‘em, Nature Boy:
Update (5:15 p.m. ET): A rep for WWE tells TMZ Flair is out of surgery; his family is with him. “It’s good that he’s out of surgery,” Dave Meltzer wrote on the Wrestling Observer messageboard. “It’s still real bad.”
Ric Flair’s visit to a Fort Wayne bar lasted roughly five minutes, as witnesses told Pro Wrestling Sheet and the Indianapolis Star that the WWE Hall of Famer got kicked out for insulting a bartender and “acting like a moron.”
Tonight, Bill Goldberg returned to pro wrestling, with WWE announcer Michael Cole falsely claiming he was “the greatest champion in WCW history.”
Former pro wrestler Ric Flair had a slight delay before his flight at Logan International Airport in Boston this morning. According to TMZ, Flair was being “loud and obnoxious,” and required police and medical attention after he hurt his hand.
On a day when we mourn the death of one of Ric Flair’s biggest rivals, the “Nature Boy” himself took the court during a first-half time out to try and pump up the crowd at Cleveland’s arena. He still has it... some of it. “WOOO!”
In 1995, WCW and NJPW put on a show in front of 190,000 fans in Pyongyang. Over at For The Win, Ric Flair recalls his trip to North Korea.
Ric Flair is one of North Carolina's favorite sons. He's also a stylin', profilin', limousine ridin', jet flyin', kiss-stealin', wheelin' and dealin' son of a gun, so when the 49ers invited him to address the team, he said hell yes. But now the 49ers are heading to Charlotte, and Panthers fans aren't so eager to…
Pro wrestling legend Ric Flair owes his estranged wife more than $32,000 in spousal support, has been held in contempt of court, and now a judge in Mecklenberg, N.C., has issued a order for his arrest. Wooooo!
When will women learn? You cannot tame Ric Flair. You cannot lock the Nature Boy up in some suburban tract house and expect him to take to domesticity. You must let him strut free.
If you were watching last night's rain-delayed Astros-Pirates game from Pittsburgh, you may have noticed an odd series of noises coming from the crowd during the middle innings. Pirates broadcaster Root Sports certainly did, and it took them awhile to actually identify what was going on. Reader Andrew fills us in:
As if dealing with the passing of associate Randy "Macho Man" Savage wasn't weighing heavily on Ric Flair's mind, The Nature Boy found himself held in contempt of court this week "for failing to repay a loan and autograph photos for a wrestling merchandise company."
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: the Nature Boy reminisces about Wrestlemania, and launches the Macho Man's candidacy for the WWE Hall of Fame.
It's laughable that some American newspapers put pro wrestling in the sports section, but it could be worse. It could be in the news section, as it is for one Aussie paper that doesn't seem to understand it's fake.