Ric Flair

American retired professional wrestler (''Nature Boy'')

Richard Morgan Fliehr[6][a] (born February 25, 1949), in Memphis, Tennessee[6]) is a retired American professional wrestler. He is better known by his ring name, Ric Flair. Flair has worked for WWE. WCW, NWA, TNA, RoH and many others. His is best known for his times with WCW as the leader of the Four Horsemen and WWE with Evolution. He wrestled for 36 years. His last WWE match was against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV. He is a two time WWE Hall of Famer.

Ric Flair
Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV
Born (1949-02-25) February 25, 1949 (age 74)[1]
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.[1]
  • Leslie Goodman
    (m. 1971; div. 1983)
  • Elizabeth Harrell
    (m. 1983; div. 2006)
  • Tiffany VanDemark
    (m. 2006; div. 2009)
  • Jackie Beems
    (m. 2009; div. 2014)
  • Wendy Barlow (m. 2018)
Children4, including David, Ashley, and Reid
RelativesConrad Thompson (son-in-law)[2]
Andrade El Idolo (son-in-law)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Ric Flair
The Black Scorpion
Ring name(s)The Black Scorpion[1]
Ric Flair[1]
Billed height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)[3]
Billed weight243 lb (110 kg)[3]
Billed fromCharlotte, North Carolina, U.S.[3]
Trained byVerne Gagne[3][4]
DebutDecember 10, 1972[1][5]

It was reported that Flair wrestled his last match at age 73. On July 31, 2022, at Starrcast V from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium,[7] Flair teamed with Andrade, who is the husband of his daughter, Ashley (Charlotte Flair). They defeated the team of Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett.[7] The match include cameos by many well known wrestlers. They included Jerry “The King” Lawler, Cody Rhodes, The Undertaker, Mick Foley, Michelle McCool, Sting and Diamond Dallas Page.[7]

Flair's nickname is "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair.

Notes change

  1. According to Flair's autobiography To Be the Man, his birth name was listed on different documents as Fred Phillips, Fred Demaree, and Fred Stewart. Given that his biological father's surname was Phillips, it is suspected that Fred Phillips is his actual birth name, but Flair has never followed up on the fact. On March 18, 1949, he was legally adopted by the Fliehr family and was renamed Richard Morgan Fliehr.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Westcott, Brian. "Ric Flair". Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Archived from the original on September 23, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  2. Price, Mark (January 17, 2018). "Ric Flair announces his daughter's engagement to a guy wrestling fans know well". charlotteobserver.com. The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved January 28, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Ric Flair profile". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  4. Milner, John and Richard Kamchen. "Ric Flair". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved November 13, 2007.
  5. Woodward, Buck (December 10, 2010). "This day in history". PWInsider. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Power Slam". This Month in History: February. SW Publishing. January 1999. p. 28. 55.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Konuwa, Alfred. "Ric Flair's Last Match Results: Winners, News And Notes On July 31, 2022". Forbes. Retrieved 2023-02-12.