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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 Out of Surgery, Doctors Say It Was Successful

Ric Flair
Out of Surgery Doctors Say It Was Successful

Ric Flair is out of surgery and in the recovery room -- and doctors say the procedure was a success, this according to Flair's wife, Wendy Barlow.  "Doctors said the procedure was a success,"… READ MORE >

Ric Flair Pulls Out of Celebrity 'Roast,' Not Out of the Woods Yet

Ric Flair
Pulls Out of Celebrity 'Roast' ... Not Out of the Woods Yet

Some good news, bad news on the Ric Flair health front ...  The good news is we're being told he's in good spirits and confident he'll be okay after he undergoes surgery following a medical… READ MORE >

- 14 hours ago
Ric Flair Surgery Postponed Due to 'Complications'

Ric Flair
Surgery Postponed Due to 'Complications'

Ric Flair is experiencing medical "complications" that have forced doctors to postpone a surgery that was supposed to happen on Friday ... this according to Ric's wife.  Wendy Barlow just… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Ric Flair Expected to Make 'Full Recovery,' Wife Says

Ric Flair
Expected to Make Full Recovery ... Wife Says

3:25 PM PT -- TMZ Sports just received a statement from Ric's wife, Wendy Barlow, who says she expects the WWE legend to make a "full recovery." "Due to ongoing health complications, Ric was… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Ric Flair Wants Bradley Cooper To Play Him in Hulk Hogan Biopic

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Bradley Cooper Should Play Me ... In Hulk Hogan Biopic

Ric Flair thinks Bradley Cooper would be the perfect fit to play him in the upcoming Hulk Hogan biopic.  Ric came on "TMZ Live" Monday, which happens to be his 70th birthday, and we asked… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Ric Flair Has Surprise 70th Bday w/ Charles Barkley, Todd Gurley & Triple H

Ric Flair
Surprise 70th Bday Party ... Woooooooooooo!!

What do you get for "Rolex wearin’, diamond ring wearin’, kiss stealin’, wheelin’ dealin’, limousine ridin’, jet flyin’ son of a gun" who's turning 70? A… READ MORE >

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

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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 >

- 217 days ago
Ric Flair Marries Longtime Fiancee, I Woooooooooo!

Ric Flair
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 >

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

Bret Hart
'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 >

- 281 days ago
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WWE's Kane
Election Day Is Here ... Vote For Me!

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