5 Things you didn't know about Ric Flair's personal life
Ric Flair may be a 16-time world champion but he also has a shaky past and private life.
Ric Flair is one of the greatest to ever step foot into the squared circle, if not simply THE greatest. A 16-time world champion on paper, Flair is one of the most famous names in professional wrestling, a name that is being proudly carried by his daughter Charlotte in WWE today.
Flair is the benchmark that WWE have set for their world champions, with his 16 titles seemingly unattainable today although John Cena will have something to say about that. Before Flair became the ‘Nature Boy’ he was just a college dropout looking to eke out a career. Today he’s a living legend.
However, as big as a legend that Flair is inside the ring, his personal life has been in shambles for decades. Financial and personal problems have dogged Flair for years which only goes to show that even the mighty have to kneel sometimes.
In this article, we take a look at 5 things you didn’t know about the “Nature Boy’s” personal life.
5: Charlotte once assaulted Ric which nearly landed her in jail
Amongst Flair’s persona; issues, his numerous run-ins with the law have been highlighted in the past. Amongst them is one particular incident that WWE really wants fans to forget – In 2008, Charlotte was arrested for assaulting her father and resisting arrest by a police officer. Charlotte’s then-boyfriend, Riki Johnson, was also present at the scene.
Flair refused to press charges against his daughter in the end but she still had to face the charges for resisting arrest. Her initial sentence of 45 days in jail was eventually reduced to probation and a fine and Charlotte thankfully avoided jail time.
Interestingly, Charlotte later married and divorced Johnson withing two years. None of the involved parties have commented on the incident since.