The good and bad of letting your profession consume your life with WWE legend Ric Flair.
Ric is rated as the greatest wrestler of all time by many, including legends like Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin. He had a career spanning 40 years, was a 16-time world champion AND was the first two time WWE hall of fame inductee. His most memorable catchphrase was just one word- WOO- and it became so famous they named a wrestling tour after it. His appearance was so flashy, Snoop Dogg said Ric Flair was bling before bling was bling. Wrestling essentially consumed Ric’s life, and he admits that caused some difficulties in his life. Ric was a fitness fanatic, but he also drank every day to excess. He survived a serious plane crash early in his career, but that led the creation of his Nature Boy alter ego. In 2013 his son Reid, a promising wrestler himself, died from a drugs overdose. And in 2017, Ric was thought to be near death after surgery for multiple organ issues, but he’s a survivor and has made a stunning recovery. In this episode Ric shares some of the stories from his unbelievable life, including talking for the first time about the final conversation he had with his son Reid before he tragically died. He talks about his daughter Charlotte Flair, now a top WWE wrestler herself, and how he helped hone her competitive spirit. And he shares lessons about hard work, about believing in yourself and forgetting false modesty, and not making some of the mistakes he did.