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Ric Flair

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Richard Morgan Fliehr isn't what you'd expect from a professional wrestler. A medical student at Minnesota University (his father was a doctor, his mother an actress), Flair dropped out college to train for the mat wars under legendary former AWA World champ Verne Gagne. He made his professional wrestling debut on December 10, 1972, wrestling "Scrap Iron" George Gadaski (real name: John Kosti) to a ten minute draw in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. After spending the first few months of his career with Gagne's Minneapolis Boxing & Wrestling Club (which used the brand name "American Wrestling Association"), Flair moved on to Charlotte, North Carolina where he became a regular for Jim Crockett Promotions (a member of the worldwide sanctioning body known as the National Wrestling Alliance) under the direction of matchmaker (wrestling terminology for writer) George Scott. In 1981, he captured his first NWA World title (he would hold that belt officially nine other times). Later on, he would work for both World Championship Wrestling (a company formed by Ted Turner after buying the wrestling assets of JCP) and Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment. He has been officially recognized as a World champion (an honor which generally signifies that a wrestler is the top attraction in any given company) 21 times, garnering recognition from the NWA, WWE, and WCW (as well as the WCW spin-off group WCWI, or World Championship Wrestling International). He is the only man in wrestling history to hold all four versions of the title.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Ric Flair -- Treated at Boston Airport ... After Bizarre Behavior (UPDATE)

Ric Flair
Treated at Boston Airport ... After Bizarre Behavior

4:28 PM PT -- A rep for the Mass. State Police tells TMZ Sports ... Flair's injury was NOT to his hand, but rather his head.  Cops did not say how Flair sustained the injury.  Witnesses… READ MORE >

Ric Flair -- LeBron Called Me 'Inventor of Swag' (VIDEO)

Ric Flair
LeBron Called Me 'Inventor of Swag'

Greatness respects greatness ... so says Ric Flair who tells TMZ Sports he got major props from LeBron James who once called him "The Inventor of Swag!" Flair was out in NYC with his daughter,… READ MORE >

- 97 days ago
Ric Flair on Roddy Piper -- 'World Won't be the Same'

Ric Flair
On Roddy Piper: 'World Won't be the Same'

Ric Flair -- one of Roddy Piper's longest and closest friends -- has issued a statement to TMZ Sports on the death of the wrestling legend: "We've shared the ring, traveled the world, maintained a… READ MORE >

- 335 days ago
Ric Flair -- Tribute to Dusty Rhodes ... I'll Miss My Friend, Mentor

Ric Flair
Tribute to Dusty Rhodes 'I'll Miss My Friend, Mentor'

Despite their epic rivalry, Ric Flair says Dusty Rhodes was one of his greatest friends ... and tells TMZ Sports he was "honored to have shared the ring with him."  We just obtained a… READ MORE >

- 385 days ago
Colts' Sergio Brown -- Ric Flair Victory Speech ... After Beating Broncos

Colts' Sergio Brown
Ric Flair Victory Speech ... After Beating Broncos

WOOOO!!!!!Indianapolis Colts star Sergio Brown has kinda made it his "thing" to lead the team in a Ric Flair-style celebratory chant after a big win ... and after Indy whomped Denver, Brown came… READ MORE >

- 536 days ago
Ric Flair -- Angry Panthers Fans Wanna Kill Me ... For 49ers Pep Talk

Ric Flair
Angry Panthers Fans Wanna Kill Me ... For 49ers Pep Talk

Ric Flair -- who lives in North Carolina -- says he's received DEATH THREATS from insane Carolina Panthers fans who are furious he gave a pep talk to the 49ers last week. As we previously… READ MORE >

- 903 days ago
SF 49ers Player -- Ric Flair Flew Into 'S**thole' Green Bay ... To Pump Up the Team

SF 49ers Player
Ric Flair Flew Into 'S**t Hole' Green Bay ... To Pump Up the Team

The San Francisco 49ers got surprise visit from wrestling legend Ric Flair tonight ... but what's more shocking, one of the players gave him props for flying into the "sh*thole" that is… READ MORE >

- 908 days ago
Ric Flair's Ex-Wife -- Arrest Warrant Issued for Harassing His Girlfriend

Ric Flair's Ex-Wife
Arrest Warrant Issued for Harassing Ric's GF

Ric Flair's ex-wife is being hunted down by police in North Carolina ... and TMZ has learned its all because she was allegedly threatening the Nature Boy's new girlfriend.A rep for the Mecklenberg… READ MORE >

- 1083 days ago
Ric Flair's Son Reid -- Died From Heroin Overdose ... Autopsy Shows

Ric Flair's Son
Died From Heroin Overdose ... Autopsy Shows

Reid Flair -- son of wrestling legend Ric Flair -- died from an accidental overdose of heroin and other drugs ... this according to an official autopsy report released today.As TMZ previously… READ MORE >

- 1112 days ago
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Rapper Gunplay
I'm the New WWF World Heavyweight Champ

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