Charlotte Talks: Ric Flair, The Nature Boy

Nov 13, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Wrestler Ric Flair is one of Charlotte’s most famous characters. Although he now lives in Atlanta, longtime Charlotteans still claim him as their own. His heyday as a wrestler in the 1980’s and 90’s and the glamour life he led is part of a new 30 for 30 documentary on ESPN by another Charlottean, Rory Karpf. Guest host Erik Spanberg is joined by documentary maker Rory Karpf to talk about Ric Flair, the "Nature Boy."

Rick Flair on Hulkamania Tour 2009
Credit Matthew Glover

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Wrestler Ric Flair is one of Charlotte’s most famous characters. Although he lives in Atlanta now, longtime Charlotteans still claim him as one their own.

His heyday as a wrestler in the 1980’s and 90’s and the behind the scenes glamour life he led is part of a new 30 for 30 documentary on ESPN created by another Charlottean, Rory Karpf.

Karpf’s interviews with Flair, and other  people who were part of Flair’s journey tell stories of a high rolling lifestyle, heavy drinking, women and the hardships that this life resulted in for Ric and his family.

Rory Karpf on Charlotte Talks
Credit Chris Miller/ WFAE

Rory Karpf joins guest host Erik Spanberg to talk about the documentary “Nature Boy”  which debuted last week on ESPN, as well as some of Karpf’s other documentary projects, when Charlotte Talks.

For more on the documentary, click here.

Guest: 

Rory Karpf, filmmaker who created the documentary Nature Boy (as well as other films about Dale Earnhardt, Rick Hendrick, Snoop Dogg and more).