Ric Flair is set to be the subject of a new documentary from WWE and Peacock. While a release date for the project is yet to be confirmed, Flair has been talking up the new film, promising fans a more in depth look at his life and career than ever before.
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 Gives More Details On Upcoming 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
“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.”
The Nature Boy added that the documentary doesn’t pull any punches when reflecting on his life.
“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.”
The new project marks the first time that Ric Flair has worked with WWE since asking for his release from the company in August 2021.
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