Ric Flair is really excited for the world to see a new documentary about his life.
After a 50-year career in pro wrestling, there’s a lot to cover when it comes to the life of the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. As a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion in promotions in like the NWA, WCW and WWE, Flair is one of the biggest names in the history of pro wrestling. Flair also lived life to the fullest as a kiss-stealing, wheeling, dealing, son of a gun. Flair also has had multiple near-death experiences including a plane crash in the 1970s before his career really took off in the 1980s and nearly dying in 2017 as well.
Regarding the number of World Title reigns, Flair has said in the past that he has 21 World Title reigns, but 16 is what’s recognized.
Flair has also dealt with a lot in his personal life as well since he’s been married and divorced four times while his son Reid tragically passed away when he was just 25 years in 2013 due to a drug overdose. Flair says he was not married to Wendy Barlow after they chose to split earlier in 2022, but Flair does often posts photos with her.
In 2017, the same year when Ric Flair nearly died while being placed in a medically induced coma, ESPN aired a 30 for 30 documentary about Flair’s life. While Flair was interviewed for the documentary, he has since complained about some aspects of it and has instead backed a new documentary about his life.
Earlier this week, Flair shared a trailer for the “Wooooo! Becoming Ric Flair” documentary that will premiere on Peacock on December 26th.
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) December 6, 2022
The official press release about Flair’s Peacock documentary also says:
16-time World Champion and 2-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is one of the most prolific and controversial superstars in professional wrestling history. Flair is a true American icon: from his famous “Woooo” that is still heard in stadiums and arenas throughout the US, to his influence on hip hop music.
At 73 years-old, Flair remains a constant in American pop culture, but who is the real man behind the outrageous persona? Finally, Flair reveals all, opening up about his storied career, inside and outside of the ring, over the last 50 years.
On a recent episode of Flair’s “To Be The Man” podcast, Flair spoke about how this documentary is better than the ESPN 30 for 30 about his life.
“It’s actually the most accurate depiction of me, the best way to put it, it blows my 30 for 30 away. And people liked that, and some people were entertained by it. Some weren’t, a majority of people who saw it were, this is much better. And it’s really up to date, because of my health issues and stuff like that, that I’ve gone through, so it’s pretty cool. I’m proud of these guys, Dan and Ben worked so hard on it and Tom Rinaldi, he’s a big deal with Fox. It’s a big deal. The whole thing, the production, I’m thrilled about it. I’m just very excited.”
Flair would go on to say that his daughter Charlotte Flair (real name Ashley) is in it a lot along with his other daughter Megan and the aforementioned Wendy. Flair also named wrestling legends like Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker being part of it.
“Totally [unfiltered]. And they didn’t harness me at all. They didn’t edit it, as they promised, they wouldn’t edit, and it’s spot on. It’s emotional, there’s a lot of a lot about Reid in it. Even footage I hadn’t seen of Reid. Ashley is in it a lot, Megan is in it a lot, Wendy is in it a lot. Taker’s in it, Steve, Hulk. I mean, George Kittle, I mean, it’s got a lot of new people [in it]. Stephen A. Smith really, really put me over and, you know, it’s one thing that to have people in the business put you over. It’s the people on the outside that think you accomplished something mean just as much.”
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