Ric Flair didn’t get the best look during the airing of the “Plane Ride From Hell” episode by VICE TV and Dark Side of the Ring. The new Ric Flair documentary on Peacock dropped today, and it shows him in a brand-new light. Among other things, The Nature Boy revealed that he recently discovered his real birth name.
Peacock’s new documentary ‘Woooooo! Becoming Ric Flair’ revolves around the 16-time World Champion and 2-time WWE Hall of Famer, who is one of the most talked about and controversial superstars in professional wrestling history. At the very beginning of the new documentary, Ric Flair revealed that his birth name was Fred Phillips, something he didn’t know until three years ago.
The Nature Boy went on to say that, “I’m basically a black market baby.” The situation around his upbringing could have been far worse for the man who went on to inspire a generation of pro wrestlers.
Ric Flair was an orphan, so he didn’t know his real name until very recently. Flair revealed that he might have been abducted from his birth parents and sold to the orphanage. Flair was also adopted by two of the best individuals in the world, a father, who was a medical doctor, and a mother with a master’s degree in theater and English.
After a legendary career in the ring, Ric Flair finally got the opportunity to retire on his own terms in July. The Nature Boy partnered up with his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo and faced Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett on July 31st, 2022.
It’s amazing to think of where Ric Flair came from, since he is now a bona fide living legend. You can stream the new Ric Flair documentary on Peacock here.
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