Chapel Hill - Retired pro wrestler Ric Flair used to fight for fun and entertainment. Last weekend, he fought for real.
Police say a scuffle with his daughters 22-year-old boyfriend left both men bruised and bloody. Police responded after neighbors at the Sunstone Apartments near University Mall called about a fight in progress.
By the time police arrived, the two men and Flairï¿½??s daughter Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr, 22, were inside her apartment. None would cooperate as officers questioned them. Police said Fliehr kicked an officer and was arrested on charges of assault and resisting arrest.
Neither Flair nor his daughter’s boyfriend was charged in the incident. Chapel Hill Police Capt. Chris Blue declined to release the boyfriends name, because he could face charges at a later date.
“Everybody had been drinking and they didnt appear that happy to see the police,” Blue said. “It sounds like they had a pretty good dust-up.”
Flair, born Richard Morgan Fliehr on Feb. 25, 1949, has won more than a dozen championships in various national and international wrestling leagues. He has been called “The Greatest Wrestler of All Time,” “The Dirtiest Player in the Game,” and “Nature Boy.”
He is known for his colorful fur-lined robes, his cocky strut around the ring and his celebratory “Woooooo!” A Minnesota native, Flair now lives in Charlotte.