Ric Flair left an impression on plenty of people throughout his legendary career. Beth Phoenix has a few great stories to tell about The Nature Boy as well.

During WWE Dream Match Mania, Beth Phoenix and Charlotte Flair joined Matt Camp to provide commentary over a match. The match happened to be Flair vs Phoenix in a simulated digital world.

During the match, Phoenix told a story about one encounter with Charlotte Flair’s famous father Ric Flair that she’ll never forget. The experience nearly saw her taking a bump in the middle of a restaurant.

“I was very fortunate that I got to work with your dad, like I we crossed paths during the tail end of his career and I actually got to tour with him and got to know him. I actually have a pretty funny story about your dad.”

“It was the very first tour we got to go on together. We were waiting on a flight from Japan that was delayed so we were all in an airport restaurant and I’m sitting there listening to Ricky Steamboat and I’m sitting there like a little fan like ‘Oh my god Ric Flair’s here I’m gonna be on the same show as Ric Flair.’ All of a sudden, Ric Flair stands up and goes: ‘BETH PHOENIX LOCK UP WITH ME!'”

“I without any hesitation just stood up and walked over to him and we just locked up and he got me in a headlock and then the restaurant stopped like 100 people everyone’s looking at us. He was like, ‘Shoot me off and take a tackle!’ I was like, ‘Yes sir!'”

“I shot him off and he ran back at me and I’m telling you in every fiber of my being I’m going ‘I’m taking a bump on the floor of this restaurant for Ric Flair I cannot wait!’ Then he stopped short and said, ‘You were gonna take a bump, weren’t you?’ I was like, ‘I would have, dude,'”

Beth Phoenix said that she shared a friendship with Ric Flair as he was always around to help. She also revealed that near the end of her in-ring career Ric Flair walked up and started bragging about his daughter Charlotte and how she wanted to be a pro wrestler, too.

You can check out the clip below at about the 45 minute mark of Dream Match Mania.

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Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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