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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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Charlotte Flair Sued By Ex-Husband, I'm Not Sterile!

Charlotte Flair
Sued By Ex-Husband I'm Not Sterile!!

3:35 PM PT -- WWE tells TMZ Sports, "We recently received what appears to be a meritless lawsuit and we will vigorously defend ourselves." When reached Ric Flair had no comment.  WWE… READ MORE >

Ric Flair Marries Longtime Fiancee, I Woooooooooo!

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Marries Longtime Fiancee ... I Wooooooooooooo!

Ric Flair is now a MARRIED jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ 'n’ dealin’ son of a gun!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! TMZ Sports has learned the wrestling legend tied the knot… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
Bret Hart 'Stunned and Saddened' Over Jim Neidhart's Death

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'Stunned and Saddened' Over Jim Neidhart's Death

Bret Hart says he's "stunned and saddened" by the death of his former tag team partner and brother-in-law, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart ... saying, "I just don't have the words right now." Hart also… READ MORE >

- 120 days ago
WWE's Kane Stumping Hard On Election Day, Vote for Me!!

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Election Day Is Here ... Vote For Me!

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- 224 days ago
Offset & Ric Flair Hit Fallon Stage Together

Offset
Gets Outside Interference From Ric Flair ... To Rip Fallon Stage

Takeoff & Quavo watch out ... Offset might've found a new companion to kill stages with, 'cause him and Ric Flair totally pinned the whole 'Tonight Show' crowd with a performance of "Ric… READ MORE >

- 237 days ago
Ric Flair Says Cavs Will Win, But LeBron Must Score 40

Ric Flair
Cavs Will Win ... LeBron's Gotta Get 40

Ric Flair has a message for all you Cavs fans fretting over that Game 1 beatdown the Pacers put on you ... CHILLLLLLL ... 'cause Nature Boy says LeBron James and the Cavs will win on… READ MORE >

- 238 days ago
Offset Meets WWE's Charlotte Flair, Shows Off His 'Ric Flair Drip'

Offset
To WWE's Charlotte Flair: I'm Drippin' Just Like Your Dad!!

Before Offset took the field for Quavo's charity football game in Georgia, the Migos MC was stylin', profilin' and DRIPPIN' with Ric Flair on the sidelines ... and TMZ Sports has the… READ MORE >

- 253 days ago
Ric Flair Hookin' Up The Rock & Jamie Foxx with Custom Suits

Ric Flair
Rock & Jamie Foxx Will Be Drippin' ... In My Custom Suits!

The Rock, Jamie Foxx, and NFL star Todd Gurley are about to be stylin’ and profilin’ just like The Nature Boy ... 'cause they’re getting fitted for custom Ric Flair… READ MORE >

- 264 days ago
WWE's Mark Henry Says Hogan Can Return If He Apologizes To Black Wrestlers

WWE's Mark Henry
Hulk Can Come Back If He Apologizes To Black Wrestlers

Mark Henry has a way for Hulk Hogan to make a complete return to the WWE ... one that he says will allow everyone in the organization to forgive Hogan for good. Hulk has to apologize, again, but… READ MORE >

- 297 days ago
Ric Flair Calls Out Ronda Rousey: Fight My Daughter!

Ric Flair
Calls Out Ronda Rousey Fight My Daughter!

Ric Flair has some WWE matchmaking advice for Vince McMahon -- set Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair, ASAP!! Ric's daughter is the current "SmackDown" Women's Champion -- and Ric tells TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 301 days ago
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