In an autobiography by “The Nature Boy” of wrestling, the Memphis native talks about his childhood in the first chapter with what title?
Black Market Baby
Is Ric Flair dead or alive?
Reid Flair Dies Of Heroin Overdose. When news of Reid’s sudden death broke in March 2013, the entire WWE community was devastated. “My heart is with Ric and Reid Flair today!” Rowdy Roddy Piper tweeted.
Who was the original Nature Boy?
In 1994, he was posthumously inducted into the World Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame. Fellow professional wrestler Ric Flair throughout his whole career to the present day, adopted the “Nature Boy” gimmick from Buddy Rogers as a tribute to him.
Richard Fliehr was born on February 25, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee. In the opening chapter of his autobiography To Be the Man, he notes that his birth name is given on different documents as Fred Phillips, son of Olive and Luther Phillips. He was adopted, at the time of his adoption (arranged by the Tennessee Children’s Home Society) as reported in the opening chapter of his autobiography entitled Black Market Baby, his father was completing a residency in Detroit. Shortly afterward, the family settled in Edina, Minnesota, where the young Fliehr lived throughout his childhood. After ninth grade, he attended Wayland Academy, a coeducational boarding school in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, for four years (five years total in high school) during which time he participated in interscholastic wrestling, football and track