It’s often said that there has never been a wrestler that ‘lived the gimmick’ more than Ric Flair. The WWE Hall of Famer presented himself as a party-loving, millionaire playboy in the ring, and he lived that life to the fullest outside it.
While this made Ric Flair one of the biggest stars in the wrestling world, it also led him to some crushing personal lows, as well as financial difficulties more than once. During the 1970s, Flair was already living life beyond the limit, and a good prank was too good of an opportunity to turn down.
Ric Flair Donned A Dress To Rib Fellow Star
During the mid-70’s Blackjack Mulligan arrived in Jim Crockett Promotions and went on to win the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship. The star also teamed with Ric Flair to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles. During an interview with MidAtlanticWrestling.net, Mulligan once recalled working and partying alongside Flair during this period.
In the interview, Mulligan broke down one incident where he convinced Flair to dress up in drag to prank another of their friends.
“One night Ric and I were at the Hilton in Raleigh. I talked Ric into dressing up like a girl. Flair comes into the bar…we’re pulling a rib on a little buddy of ours who we loved, named ‘Dynamite’ Jack Evans. He was a good little worker there…
Anyway, he was always with one of us. He was our side guy…he did the driving for us and the dirty work. But that let him stay in the territory. Dynamite Jack was our guy…with Ric and I there was always a big fight as to who was going to get Dynamite Jack.
I told Dynamite Jack, I said, ‘I got me a new girlfriend.’ And he said, ‘Really, Jack?’ Now keep in mind, Dynamite Jack couldn’t see too well…he had these big thick glasses (laughing) So, I talk Flair into dressing up like a girl. He puts this wig and this dress on, and he comes on into the bar at the Hilton there. And Flair’s sitting on my lap…
(laughing hard) Dynamite Jack reaches over to Angelo Mosca and says, ‘HOLY MOLY, THAT MULLY HAS ONE UGLY BROAD WITH HIM TONIGHT…LOOK AT THE NOSE ON HER!’ (everybody laughs hard)
Dynamite Jack couldn’t see…and he was drunk too! (everybody still laughing)”
Ric Flair recently revealed that he is set to be part of the 2023 Royal Rumble and a special 30th anniversary edition of Monday Night Raw.
Blackjack Mulligan found fame as one half of The Blackjacks alongside Blackjack Lanza and performed appeared for Jim Crockett Promotions, the WWWF (WWE) and the World Wrestling Association among others. He is also father of Barry Windham, father in-law of Mike Rotunda (IRS) and grandfather of Bray Wyatt.
Mulligan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame alongside Lanza in 2006, passing away ten years later.