On December 26th, “Woooooo! Becoming Ric Flair” premiered on Peacock. The documentary marked the first project involving WWE and Flair since he left the company back in August 2021.
In the lead up to the release of the film the Nature Boy promised that it would be the most honest look into his life and career to date. One of the revelations from the documentary was that Flair finally confirmed his birth name, Fred Phillips. Flair was born on February 25th, 1945 but was adopted by Kathleen Kinsmiller Fliehr and Richard Reid Fliehr when he was just a baby. After being given the name Richard Fliehr, he later adapted it to become Ric Flair as he launched his wrestling career.
While telling this story on the documentary, Flair revealed that he had been contacted by a man who had shared the same birth mother, making him Flair’s half-brother.
Ric Flair Refused To Meet Brother
However, despite this, Flair said that he had no interest in meeting the man. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer surmised that the man only wanted to meet him because he was a famous name.
“I don’t have any curiosity,’ Flair insisted. ‘I’ve got enough to be curious about, without someone I’ve never met in my life and meet him now at 73. What are we going to talk about? Ruin our life?
“He probably only wants to meet me because I’m what I am, whoever I am… If that makes sense.”
In recent weeks Ric Flair has revealed that he will be present when WWE celebrate the 30th anniversary of Monday Night Raw in the lead up to the Royal Rumble. Meanwhile, the veteran’s daughter finally made her return to WWE television on the December 30th edition of SmackDown. Charlotte made her shock comeback after Ronda Rousey had retained her SmackDown Women’s Title with a win over Raquel Rodriguez.
After making her way to the ring, The Queen challenged Rousey to a match on the spot and won the SmackDown Women’s Title in under a minute.
H/t to Metro