Ric Flair was one of the top stars in the 1970s. The Nature Boy Ric Flair is a big fan of speaking his mind and giving opinions on prevalent wrestling topics, past or present. Flair recently shed light on his 2005 road rage incident.
Ric Flair was accused of assaulting a 29-year-old man on Interstate 495 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Flair allegedly got out of his car, grabbed him by the neck, and kicked the door of his Toyota 4Runner.
According to the driver, Flair left two bruises on his neck and a dent in the door. Flair was charged with causing bodily harm and simple assault and battery. The WWE Hall of Famer recently revealed that the 2005 road rage incident was turned into a storyline on the latest episode of To Be The Man podcast.
Well, I was coming back from England and I hadn’t drank all the way on the plane. It was Thanksgiving Eve. So Mark, Megan’s ex, picked me up. I was with Tiffany and we’re driving home. I hadn’t had a drink, so I was driving at warp speed. I slept all the way home. That’s the first time I slept in days.
This car was next to me and I tried to pass. I had just bought a brand new Cayenne, the turbo SUV, which was probably one of the hottest cars in the market then. I went to pass him. Finally, I went around him and he came up behind me and rolled down the window, gave me the finger, and started screaming at me. He takes a full beer can and throws it at the door of my new car. Boom. I mean, I just went into, you know, I just got off a plane. I’m not doing anything wrong, and I thought oh my God.
As it happens, and you’ve gone into Charlotte before, it goes from eight lanes, to six, to four, to two at the bottleneck as you start to go into the city. I never lost sight of the guy, and Tiffany kept saying, ‘I know what you’re going to do.’ I said, ‘I’m not going to do anything.’ I just kept him in my rearview mirror, and when we got to two, and we were jammed in traffic, I got out of the car and I walked over to him. He was two lanes over. He opened the door, and he had a tire tool in his hands. I may have just pushed him or something.
About a week later, I got a call from the police department and they said, ‘Ric, we have a warrant for your arrest. Do you want to just come in and we can work this out and we’ll walk you through it?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ But it made major news across the country and Vince of course made that skit with Edge on TV which was hilarious. That really got over with the D.A. too by the way. ‘So you’re making fun of it.’ I said, ‘No sir. Not me. I have no control over creative at Stamford.’ It was probably Prichard.
Although Ric Flair wrestled his last match earlier this year, he is set to make an appearance at the 30th anniversary of Monday Night RAW as well as the 2023 Royal Rumble. Stay tuned to Ringside News for live coverage of both events.
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