WWE legend Ric Flair dropped a huge bombshell on a recent episode of his podcast, responding to a fan question and claiming that he had sexual relations with Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry.
Since entering the wrestling business in the early 1970s, Ric Flair has stood out as an extremely talented, yet controversial figure. A skilled in-ring competitor and promo man, the “Nature Boy” didn’t just play a man who saw himself as a “limousine-ridin’, jet-flyin’, kiss-stealin’, wheelin’-dealin’, son of a gun,” he oftentimes lived the gimmick, getting press for his drinking problems, and freely admitting his womanizing ways. Both were documented in the legendary wrestler’s autobiography To Be The Man. While Flair has generally toned down his act as he approaches his 70s, that hasn’t stopped him from sharing the wild and exciting tales from his wrestling career.
One earlier example came in 2010 when he bragged about his previous womanizing to U.K. publication Bizarre. This Flair interview was quoted soon after in a report from Wrestling Epicenter.
“My flings were always ‘one time only’ affairs in my eyes, but my partners didn’t always think so. I wasn’t trying to break their hearts, though; I wanted to make an impression – to give those girls a great memory for life – and to make sure I was a hard act to follow for the next guys in their beds. Once a lady’s lived through ‘The Legend’ there’s no going back!”
Much more recently, Flair shared another wild story in an episode of The Ric Flair Show, as he and co-host Conrad Thompson fielded questions from listeners. While the episode had taken place on Wednesday, September 28, it was only on Sunday evening when wrestling publications such as WrestleZone had picked up on the comments Flair had made, quoting him as he made the seemingly audacious claim that an Oscar-winning actress had taken a ride on “Space Mountain” with the Nature Boy. A staple of his in-ring promos, the phrase “taking a ride on Space Mountain” is Flair’s euphemism for sexual intercourse.
WrestleZone published a concise transcript of the podcast episode, zeroing in on the moment when Flair and Thompson fielded the listener question about whether “Space Mountain” had celebrity “riders.” Without naming any names yet, Flair said there had been “several dozen,” and when Thompson goaded him for more specifics, the Nature Boy claimed outright that Halle Berry had been one of the celebrities in question. He didn’t say much else, but when he was asked by Thompson whether he’s “telling a real story,” Flair dryly replied that he wouldn’t “have to make up a lie” on his own podcast.
Based on Flair’s statements, it does indeed look like the 67-year-old wrestler, who retired from in-ring competition in 2012, has had quite his share of escapades with the rich and famous. And while he didn’t go into detail about anyone else, he did drop Halle Berry’s name, which suggests it may have been a particularly memorable encounter for the Nature Boy.
According to Flair, the incident happened at the time Berry had just come off a messy divorce with former Atlanta Braves slugger David Justice. The couple had separated in 1996 and divorced in 1997, and at that time, Flair was wrestling in WCW and still married to his second wife Elizabeth, the mother of current WWE RAW Women’s Champion Charlotte and the late Reid Flair.
Berry, 50, who won a Best Actress Oscar for her role in the 2001 film Monster’s Ball and had most recently played a prominent role as Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past, has yet to provide comment. Likewise, Ric Flair himself has not provided further comment on his recent claims, and his latest public statement came when he praised WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler, as reported on last week by The Inquisitr.
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