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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 is 'Awake, Communicating and Progressing' According to Rep

Ric Flair
'Very Good Sign' Nature Boy's Getting Better!!!

We've got some great Nature Boy news -- Ric Flair is "awake, communicating and progressing" ... according to his rep. The legendary wrestler's been hospitalized in critical condition since… READ MORE >

Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair Doing Better, Thank God

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Ric Flair Doing Better Thank God

Hulk Hogan is thanking God Ric Flair seems to be doing better after his medical emergency. Hulk was at Newark Airport Friday when he told the photog his famous counterpart seems to be improving.… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Ric Flair's Fiancee: 'Multiple Organ Problems,' Condition Critical

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Multiple Organ Problems ... Condition Critical

Ric Flair is still in critical condition -- and suffering from "multiple organ problems," this according to the wrestler's fiancee.  "I have been unable to talk on the phone without… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Hulk Hogan Praying for Ric Flair, 'It's Time to Kick Out, Brother'

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I'm Praying for Ric Flair, Brother 'It's Time to Kick Out'

Hulk Hogan is sending prayers and positive thoughts to his fellow wrestling legend, Ric Flair -- saying, "It's time to kick out." Hogan and Flair had some of the greatest matches in wrestling… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Ric Flair Out of Surgery After Medically Induced Coma, Family By His Side

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Out of Surgery ... Family By His Side

1:47 PM PT -- Flair is out of surgery and resting, a rep for WWE tells TMZ Sports.  Unclear how the surgery went but we're told Ric's family is by his side and they're waiting to meet with… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Ric Flair Hospitalized, 'We Need Your Prayers'

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Hospitalized 'We Need Your Prayers'

Pro wrestling icon Ric Flair has been hospitalized -- and it sounds serious.  The Nature Boy's reps confirmed the 68-year-old was hospitalized over the weekend -- but Legacy Talent Agency… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Ric Flair: Kurt Angle Woulda Been a Dope UFC Fighter

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Kurt Angle Woulda Been a Dope UFC Fighter

With The Rock revealing that he considered a UFC career roughly 10 years ago, we wanted to know which WWE superstars have the chops to compete in a REAL mixed martial arts fight. For the answer… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Ric Flair Endorses Kane for Mayor with Epic Video

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Kane for Mayor ... WOOOO!

WWE legend Kane has some serious political firepower in his corner -- THE NATURE BOY!!! Ric Flair just cut a WWE-style promotional video to support his friend Glenn Jacobs -- who's running for… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Ric Flair Says Manchester Attack Shouldn't Scare Sports Fans From Going To Live Events (VIDEO)

Ric Flair To Sports Fans
Don't Fear Terrorists We Gotta Keep Showing Up

Ric Flair says there's one way to beat the cowards responsible for the terrible Manchester Attacks ... SHOW UP ... telling TMZ Sports we can't be afraid to go to big events. As we reported, the… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago
Ric Flair Says He Almost Ran for NC Governor, Here's Why He Didn't (VIDEO)

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I Almost Ran For Governor ... Here's Why It Didn't Happen

Governor Nature Boy? According to Mr. Stylin' and Profilin' himself it almost happened, and now Ric Flair is telling TMZ Sports what he saw that made him change his mind about getting into… READ MORE >

- 126 days ago
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