Great news for fans of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair! ESPN has announced the premiere date for a new documentary about the wrestling legend! This doesn’t look like a “puff piece” either. Interviews from Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and even the Undertaker describe the highs and the lows of the Nature Boy. “Nature Boy” debuts on ESPN on November 7th.
Here’s more from ESPN:
Real or Fake? It’s a question that’s long shadowed professional wrestling. But for one of the industry’s most legendary performers, there’s never been any separation between the ring and the world around it. His story starts in the Midwest, when a young Richard Fliehr set his sights on rising to stardom in a unique world, and decided to do anything necessary to get to where he wanted. A character was born, along with a singular desire “to be the man,” and a drive that made him as popular and polarizing as any figure ever to step into the ring. The success took a considerable toll – on his body, and on his wives and children – and in 2013 came a tragic postscript. But today, Flair remains as defiant as ever, proud of his legacy, eager to remain in the spotlight. This is the story of a man, a character, and their unbreakable connection.
Watch the trailer below.
— ESPN Films 30 for 30 (@30for30) July 26, 2017
Will you watch?
I have to say I am pretty excited about this. The Nature Boy’s full story is one of the most fascinating anywhere, not just in wrestling. He’s truly an icon. He’s also an enigmatic figure who has fought off a lot of demons. I just hope ESPN pays proper tribute to the innovation and groundbreaking Ric Flair did for the SPORT (yes, I said sport) of professional wrestling. WOOOO!
Will you watch this documentary? Share your thoughts in the comments below.