Richard Morgan Fliehr was also known by his professional ring name Ric Flair is a retired wrestler of American nationality. He was born on 25 February 1949 in Memphis located in Tennessee, United States. He is 73 years old. Ric Flair is considered by his peers, fans, and journalists as the best and greatest professional wrestler of all time. His professional wrestling career has spanned four decades.
Ric Flair Early Life
Ric Flair was born on 25 February 1949 in Memphis located in Tennessee, United States. His biological father’s name is Luther Phillips and his biological mother’s name is Olive Phillips. Ric Flair’s birth name is believed to be Fred Phillips. However, he was adopted by Richard and Kathleen Fliehr due to Kathleen not being able to get pregnant. His adoptive father completed studies in obstetrics and gynecology in the city of Detroit. Kathleen worked for the Star Tribune newspaper. Ric Flair and his adoptive family eventually settled in the city of Edina located in Minnesota. He attended the Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam located in Wisconsin. During his time at the Wayland Academy, Ric Flair indulged in track sports, football, and wrestling. Later, he enrolled at the University of Minnesota for further studies.
Ric Flair Professional Career
Ric Flair started his professional wrestling career by signing a contract with the American Wrestling Association (AWA) from the year 1972 till 1974 and International Wrestling Enterprise in the year 1973.
In 1974 Ric Flair left the American Wrestling Association for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). Ric Flair won his first NWA World Heavyweight Championship title on September 17 in the year 1981.
He then joined the All Japan Pro Wrestling in 1978, then again from 1981 till 1987, and then for the last time in 2013. Flair officially joined the World Wrestling Federation from 1991 till 1993 and then returned to WWF from 2001 till 2009.
Ric Flair is known for his contracts with the World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Jim Crockett Promotions and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he won multiple awards and titles. Ric Flair’s ring name is “The Nature Boy”. He was awarded the Wrestler of the Year a total of six times by the PWI whereas the Wrestling Observer Newsletter awarded him Wrestler of the Year a total of eight times. Flair was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, once in 2008 and then later in 2012. He is also part of the NWA Hall of Fame and Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Ric Flair is a 16-time world champion. He holds the WCW World Heavyweight Championship as well as the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship title. He also holds World Tag Team Championship and United States Heavyweight titles. Flair was also the first person to finish WCW’s Triple Crown.
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Ric Flair Television Career
Ric Flair has appeared in multiple television shows such as Baywatch, Stuff You Should Know, Uncle Grandpa, and The Cleveland Show. Additionally he has voiced a character in a video game called Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3- Uprising.
On July 6, 2004, Ric Flair released his autobiography which is titled To Be the Man. He also appeared in a movie called Magic Mike XXL. He was a host on a podcast called “WOOOO! Nation”.
Ric Flair Net Worth
As of 2022, Ric Flair’s net worth is estimated to be around $500,000. His net worth is made from the income he receives from wrestling matches, appearances on TV shows, movies and podcasts. He also provides managing services related to wrestling.
Ric Flair Personal Life
Ric Flair has been married 5 times. He first married Leslie Goodman in 1971. They have 2 children, Megan and David. His second wife was Elizabeth Harrell whom he married in 1983. They also have 2 children, Ashley and Reid. His third wife was Tiffany VanDemark who he married in 2006. In 2009, he married Jaqueline Beems and in 2018 he married Wendy Barlow, who he separated from in 2022.
Is Ric Flair’s Daughter a Wrestler?
Ric Flair’s daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr, is a professional wrestler and currently has a tenure with WWE and has adopted the ring name of Charlotte Flair. She is a SmackDown Women’s Champion. Fliehr began professionally training in the year 2012. She has won 15 women’s championships and 16 championships in WWE. In 2016, she was voted the Top Female Professional Wrestler and Woman of the Year.
Ashley made her first professional debut in the world of wrestling at the age of 14. She made her debut on the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) stage. She trained under Sara Del Ray and Lodi. Fliehr was the NXT Women’s Champion in the year 2014. She was also the Divas Champion in 2015. Flair was the Raw Women’s Champion in 2016-17. Other accomplishments of hers include winning the Women’s Tag Team Championship, Triple Crown Champion, winning the Royal Rumble Match and winning the title of a Grand Slam Champion.
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