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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 -- Tribute to Dusty Rhodes ... I'll Miss My Friend, Mentor

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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 >

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Ric Flair Victory Speech ... After Beating Broncos

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

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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 >

- 1171 days ago
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Ric Flair Flew Into 'S**t Hole' Green Bay ... To Pump Up the Team

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- 1176 days ago
Ric Flair's Ex-Wife -- Arrest Warrant Issued for Harassing His Girlfriend

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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 >

- 1351 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 >

- 1380 days ago
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- 1381 days ago
Ric Flair -- Surprise WWE Appearance Days After Son's Funeral

Ric Flair
Surprise WWE Visit Days After Son's Funeral

Ric Flair shocked the wrestling world last night when he made a surprise appearance at a pre-event for WrestleMania ... this just seven days after his son died. The WWE legend had previously… READ MORE >

- 1450 days ago
Ric Flair 911 Call -- My Son Is 'Out Cold ... He's Purple'

Ric Flair 911 Call
My Son Is Out Cold 'He's Purple'

TMZ has obtained the 911 call placed by Ric Flair ... moments after the wrestling legend discovered his son Reid Flair unresponsive in a Charlotte, NC hotel room.Ric frantically tells the… READ MORE >

- 1454 days ago
Reid Flair Death -- Honored By Wrestling Org. With 10-Bell Salute

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Honored By Wrestling Org. With 10-Bell Salute

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