Ric Flair began his wrestling career back in 1972, and didn’t hang up his boots until July 2022. Over the course of this remarkable five-decade long run the Nature Boy established himself as one of the very best that the industry has ever seen.
Aside from his exploits in the ring, Flair also became famous for his extracurricular exploits. Flair’s on-screen character represented that of a millionaire-playboy, and he lived that stereotype to the fullest. Although this led to some incredible stories and helped cement him as a mainstream star, it also took him to some incredible lows.
Ric Flair Talks Up New Documentary
Naturally this chaotic lifestyle and rollercoaster of a lifetime has provided the backdrop for numerous documentaries, perhaps most famously as part of ESPN’s famous 30 For 30 series. However, Ric Flair was famously upset with the final form of the special, vowing to put it right with a new documentary in association with WWE and the Peacock Network.
Speaking on his podcast, To Be The Man, Flair revealed that he had finally seen the new film, describing it as the best thing he’s ever produced on television. The 16-time World Champion explained that it was an honest depiction of his life, adding that he was “blown away” by the final result.
“I saw my documentary yesterday and if I live till it airs, it will be the greatest thing I’ve ever produced on TV. It’s two hours long, two hours and it covers everything. I don’t even know where they got some of the pictures. I know they got stuff from the library. The WWE and Peacock were all partners. I know exactly what day it airs, but I’m not allowed to say anything.
I’m thankful because the reason I’m throwing this in is because Steve is in it a lot. Taker is in it a lot. Shawn’s in it a lot. Megan is in it a lot. Ashley, Post Malone, Stephan A. Smith. It is the most accurate depiction of my life ever imagined put together. It took two hours, but I swear to God, I sat there and watched it and I just, I cried, laughed, cried, laughed, but it’s so spot on.
As promised, they didn’t pull any punches. Not one. They didn’t pull any punches and that’s what makes it so good. It’s what I felt. It’s what I’ve experienced. It’s what I’ve gone through. It’s what I’ve done to myself. It’s the bad choices that I made in life. The good choices I’ve made in life. My family responded honestly. It talks about the airplane crash. It talks about me getting hit by lightning. It talks about me being sick. I was blown away by it.”
While Ric Flair hasn’t been under WWE contract since August 2021, the Hall of Famer’s daughter remains of their biggest female stars. Charlotte Flair has been absent from the ring for a number of months, but her illustrious father recently revealed that she’s still in talks with the company.
H/t to WrestlingNewsCo