Ric Flair ESPN ’30 For 30′ Director Reveals Details On The Upcoming Project

Luke Norris - Author

May 23 2016, Updated 7:35 a.m. ET

Ric Flair is getting ESPN’s 30 for 30 treatment and wrestling fans around the world have known that for some time. However, fans awaiting the film finally have some details as the director of the film, Rory Karpf, who directed the 30 for 30 films The Book of Manning and I Hate Christian Laettner (Ric Flair appeared in the latter) spoke with Sports Illustrated about the new Flair project, aptly titled Nature Boy.

Karpf says that he’s always wanted to do a wrestling-based 30 for 30, and there’s few people in the history of the wrestling business with more subject matter to discuss than Ric Flair.

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“In the wrestling world, the viewer isn’t sure what’s real or what isn’t, but ‘Nature Boy’–Ric Flair wasn’t just a character. He was real. The wrestler he portrayed in the ring was also the man he was outside the ring. I found that to be fascinating. He’s led a crazy life that’s a natural for a 30 for 30. Plus I just love pro wrestling.”

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