ESPN 30 for 30 Releases First Trailer For Ric Flair’s Doc, “Nature Boy” (Video)
On Wednesday, ESPN 30 for 30 unveiled the trailer for the upcoming documentary on WCW/WWE superstar the ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair, which will premiere sometime next year.
The Rolex-wearing, diamond ring-wearing, kiss stealing (Woooooo!), wheelin dealin, limousine riding, jet flying son of a gun and his documentary has the chance to be one of the biggest ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries that has ever been made, what with Flair having a fan base that spans different generations.
“The interview subjects for the film already banked include multiple interviews with Flair, all three of Flair’s living children including daughter Ashley, who wrestles in the WWE under the name of Charlotte, and a host of retired or active wrestlers including Sting, Triple H, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Ricky Steamboat, and Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard, the pair with whom Flair and Ole Anderson formed The Four Horseman. Other interviews include Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross, former WCW head Eric Bischoff, as well as Flair’s first wife, Leslie. Karpf said his production group had interviewed 43 subjects as of this writing.
“It was great to hear from Ric’s family, mainly his three children, to get an entirely different side of Ric beyond the ‘Nature Boy’ persona,” Karpf said. “Ric’s first wife Leslie was interviewed and to my knowledge this is the first time she ever granted an interview on camera. She was able to provide a great deal of insight into Ric’s college years and who he was before he was the ‘Nature Boy.’ I think Shawn Michaels and Triple H provided the best insight on Ric in and out of the ring. They seem to know him better than anyone and were very forthcoming. It was also awesome to get an interview with The Undertaker (real name: Mark Calaway) out of character.”