God Bless the Nature Boy, Ric Flair!

I just gotta say that I wrestled with myself as to whether or not to add this as a post.  But C’mon.  A real-life Ric Flair story.   Wow, man. I remember the Nature Boy from when I was a kid.  And that was a minute ago.  Remember when he beat Dusty Rhodes!  What could I do? We all know those were some cool games.  Hittin your buddy with a chair. Super Suh-weeet.  And honestly, from Jimmy “the super fly” Snuka to Andre the Giant WWF  was some real entertainment for a 10 year old.*  So hey, I saw this story this morning and thought I’d reprint it.

It’s an unimaginable loss to think about losing a kid.  So…From the staff at wearexpendables.com to the Nature Boy, our sincerest condolences.

Ric Flair’s son found dead in Charlotte hotel room; foul play not suspected

By The Turnstile – 18 hours ago

Ric and Reid Flair.Tragic news from the world of wrestling: Reid Fliehr, 25-year-old son of famed wrestler Ric Flair, has been found dead in a Charlotte hotel room.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg County police received a call about 10:30 ET Friday morning about an unresponsive man at a Marriott Residence hotel. The current police report indicates that foul play is not believed to be involved in Fliehr’s death.

Fliehr, who wrestled under the name “Reid Flair,” had been working in Japan and was scheduled to tour with his father this weekend. Ric Flair had recently rejoined the WWE, and Reid was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps.

“We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric’s son, Reid Fliehr, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, NC,” Flair’s agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, said in a statement. “The investigation into the cause of death is ongoing. Reid was 25 and an incredible son, brother, friend, and professional wrestler. No words can describe the grief that Ric and his family are experiencing and they do request privacy during this devastating time.”

Wrestling icons including Roddy Piper, Eric Bischoff and Kurt Angle expressed their sympathies via Twitter.

-Follow Jay Busbee on Twitter at@jaybusbee.-

*Of course that was before ninjabee saw Night Flight on USA.

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2 comments to God Bless the Nature Boy, Ric Flair!

  • Chingachgook  says:

    Link to story?

    • ninjabee  says:

      It’s the author’s name. and the source next to it. If u put the cursor on it, it turns red.

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