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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 »

WWE's Charlotte Flair: Ronda Rousey 'Knows Where to Find Me'

WWE's Charlotte Flair
Ronda Rousey 'Knows Where to Find Me'

Is Ronda Rousey about to rumble with Ric Flair's daughter? It's not official quite yet ... but Charlotte Flair just got in the latest shots as they hype up a potential WWE… READ MORE >

WWE's Charlotte Flair: I Knew My Dad Would 'Kick Out' Of Coma

WWE's Charlotte Flair
I Knew My Dad Would 'Kick Out' Of Coma

Ric Flair's daughter, Charlotte Flair, tells TMZ Sports she knew her father would "kick out" after a medical emergency left him in a coma ... and says he's doing MUCH better… READ MORE >

- 211 days ago
Ric Flair Reveals Severity of Alcoholism, '20 Drinks a Day' While Wrestling

Ric Flair
Roughly '20 Drinks a Day' During Career ... It Almost Killed Me

Ric Flair is opening up about his past struggles with alcoholism ... admitting that he consumed the equivalent of "20 DRINKS A DAY" during his legendary pro wrestling career. The… READ MORE >

- 213 days ago
Ric Flair Cheeses with Charles Barkley at Physical Therapy Center

Ric Flair
Progress Pic with Sir Charles ... WOOOOO!!

Ric Flair has a new tag team partner as he pushes through physical therapy -- Charles Barkley!  The pair snapped a pic at a rehab center in Georgia on Thursday -- with The Nature Boy… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago
Ric Flair Could Still Mount WWE Comeback, Says Hulk Hogan's Daughter

Brooke Hogan
Ric Flair Could Come Back to WWE As for My Dad ...

Ric Flair ain't just not dead ... The Nature Boy's doing so well, he could mount a WWE comeback -- so says Brooke Hogan, who just talked to Ric on a trip to see her dad.  Hulk Hogan's… READ MORE >

- 227 days ago
Ronda Rousey Challenges Ric Flair's Daughter in 1st WWE Promo Since WrestleMania

Ronda Rousey
1st WWE Promo Since WrestleMania ... ft. Ric Flair's daughter!

WOOOOOOO!! Ronda Rousey just cut her first pro-wrestling promo in years -- strongly hinting at a future with the WWE -- and it pits her against a trio of HUGE superstars including Ric… READ MORE >

- 229 days ago
Ric Flair Lets Fans Know He 'Ain't Dead Yet' and is 'Back Up and Running'

Ric Flair
'I Ain't Dead Yet Mother F***ers!!!'

Let it be known worldwide ... "Nature Boy" Ric Flair is back, baby!!! WOOOOOO!!! The legendary wrestler just posted a video -- while wearing an incredible t-shirt -- to all his fans saying he's… READ MORE >

- 232 days ago
'Stone Cold' Steve Austin: I Spoke with Ric Flair, He's Laughing Again!

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin
I Spoke with Ric Flair ... He's Laughing Again!

Ric Flair is doing so well in his recovery, he's now taking phone calls from his famous wrestler friends ... including Stone Cold Steve Austin who says the two had a great convo earlier this… READ MORE >

- 233 days ago
Ric Flair: I'll Be Back! Starting Physical Therapy

Ric Flair
I'll Be Back! ... Starting Physical Therapy

Ric Flair has finally spoken out ... on Twitter ... vowing to recover from his medical emergency and be better than ever!  Flair (or someone from his account) just tweeted for the… READ MORE >

- 236 days ago
Kurt Angle: Ric Flair Saved Me from Signing with WCW

Kurt Angle
Ric Flair Saved Me from Signing with WCW

Kurt Angle owes his entire pro wrestling career to Ric Flair -- telling TMZ Sports it was the Nature Boy who talked him into signing with WWE instead of WCW.  Angle was at a WWE 2K18 party… READ MORE >

- 244 days ago
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