Is Ric Flair the greatest pro wrestler of all-time? Ric Flair’s legacy in and out of the ring is tough to quantify. Before the release of Nature Boy, an ESPN 30 for 30 film, perhaps the person that knows him best is attempting sum him up.
Promoting both the film and her book, Second Nature, Charlotte Flair has been on a media tour over the last two days.
Speaking with Newsday, Flair gave further insight how surreal it is to see her dad as the subject of an ESPN ‘30 for 30’ documentary.
For his daughter Ashley, a wrestler known professionally as Charlotte Flair, watching “Nature Boy” was emotional, especially parts on the 2013 death of her brother, Reid, from an accidental drug overdose and comments critical of her father from two half-siblings by Flair’s first marriage.
“What is so amazing about the film is how honest my dad is,” she said. “Most people aren’t honest with themselves, and he’s not ashamed to be honest, and I love that, and I hope to be like that one day . . . I love that it really showed the triumph and the tragic, and where he ended up.”
“I think as a whole he’s very excited, because to have a ‘30 for 30’ done on you is a huge deal,” Ashley said. “But as with anyone it would be hard to watch your family members or peers, not necessarily judge you, but be so vocal about some things you might be ashamed about in your personal life.”
Also appearing on SportsCenter, Flair talked more about her Dad’s legacy and why she wants him to be remembered as the greatest of all-time.
30 for 30: Nature Boy premieres on ESPN on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
On the scale of Ready to Rumble to Beyond the Mat, where will Ric Flair’s film fall on the pro wrestling movie quality scale?