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Charlotte Flair win Divas triple threat

WWE needed to find a replacement match after a triple threat featuring Intercontinental Champion Ryback, Big Show and The Miz was scrapped due to Ryback suffering a staph infection in his knee, and replacing it with a Divas triple threat turned out to be the correct move in so many ways. Featuring Brie Bella and recent NXT callups Charlotte (daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Strut Off: Double J vs Ric Flair

What better way to head into the weekend than with a strut off between Double J Jeff Jarrett & Ric Flair.   Who’s got the better strut: Double J or the Nature Boy? Both have world-class struts that would have other strutters derelicking their balls. They both have flair (pun intended), and their pacing serves to heighten their flawless technique. The Nature Boy is the...
Via Bacon Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: Undertaker is jacked, Ric Flair reacts to Charlotte’s debut, NXT women takeover Raw and more links

Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you.  WWE Looking good, Undertaker. The #Undertaker finishes 2days wkout w/ a "gun show". Lookin forward to seeing his progress on our program. @CamJosse pic.twitter.com/T9YWvsI4bP — Joe...
Via Between The Ropes
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Buddy Landel: Another Loss in My Generation of Wrestling

At one point in his career, the great Angelo Mosca Sr. once told Ric Flair that if he lived to be 30, he would have lived too long. It may have been a paraphrase of sorts, but it spoke to the renegade lifestyle the “Nature Boy” lived while he was styling and profiling like no other wrestler in the business during the 1980s. Now, 30 something years later, Flair is still acting...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back at “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel

Pro wrestling lost another great one this week. Former territorial star, “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel passed away Monday at the age of 53. The passing of Landel comes less than a week after the passing of the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. News broke Monday afternoon of Landel’s passing to a wrestling world that was just starting to get over the passing of Dusty and ladies’...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ric Flair to act as guest host for Atlantic League All-Star Game

The Atlantic League All-Star Game this year will be wooo-nderful. That's because the "Nature Boy," himself, professional wrestling legend Ric Flair has been announced as the host of the contest that will take place at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Ct., on July 8. Flair, a well-known sports fan, will throw out the first pitch at the game. He will also take part in a meet...
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE: Judging Hulk Hogan by Modern Standards

Hulk Hogan: the man, the myth … the … well, myth is a good place to stop. Hogan in many ways is the gatekeeper to the modern era of professional wrestling. (Ric Flair is the other one, but let me focus on one overhyped legend at a time). With the age of Hogan, we saw professional wrestling move away from the arenas and move away from a regular, live, serialized entertainment...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The night Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair almost were tag-team partners

The death of Dusty Rhodes last week brought back memories of what almost was. It was 2006 and we were brainstorming the creative for the upcoming Survivor Series Pay-Per-View event. This was during the age of the Spirit Squad. And what better way to get a bunch of male cheerleaders over than to have them face a "dream" team of beloved wrestling legends. And "dream" team it was, because...
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix – Daily Links: WWE Money in the Bank 2015, Young Bucks AMA and Ric Flair Crashes Show

Providing your daily fix of wrestling links from around the blogosphere.  Throwback Stacy Kiebler. Check out our Money in the Bank recap and our post-game video too. Sheamus had quite the tweet after the MITB ladder match. [Twitter] One match has already been announced for WWE Battleground. [ProWrestling.net] Mark Henry on what went too far in the Attitude Era. [Digital Spy] Finn...
Via Between The Ropes
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Ric Flair does his famous promo during Game 4 of the NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers might have lost last night but they have been keeping their fans entertained during breaks in play. During Game 3, Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer got the fans pumped up with a Ohio chant at during a break in the 3rd quarter. Last night, it was Hall of Fame wrestler Ric Flair’s turn to get the crowd pumped up. Here he is below doing his famous...
Via No Guts, No Glory
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ric Flair ‘all in’ for Cavs, takes NBA Finals by storm (Video)

Given the way the Cleveland Cavaliers played on Thursday night, they may ask Ric Flair to stay home for the remainder of their games in the NBA Finals. That said, the “Nature Boy” was as entertaining as advertised while posing as a Cavs super fan. Flair, who is from Tennessee and makes his home in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ric Flair Gets Cavaliers Fans Pumped Up With Whole Bunch Of ‘Woos’ (Video)

It’s impossible to listen to Ric Flair and not get amped up, so it made all the sense in the world for the Cleveland Cavaliers to call on the pro wrestling legend. Flair was on hand Thursday night for Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena where the 15-time world heavyweight champion did his best to get Cavs fans pumped up before the team’s game against the Golden State...
Via NESN.com
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

So Apparently Ric Flair is a Cleveland Cavaliers Fan

Celebrities tend to come out of the wood work whenever a championship is being contended for. This year's NBA Finals is no different. It appears that wrestling legend and icon, Ric "The Nature Boy" Flair, was in town for Game Four of the NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors.It seems that he is a fan of the Cavaliers too. Let's do this! @RicFlairNatrBoy is #ALLinCLE, are...
Via FatManWriting
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Promo Booth: Dusty Rhodes’ “Hard Times”

We’ve been wanting to do a new article series to celebrate some of the greatest pro wrestling promos of all-time for a while now. It’s just one of the many fun things on our “to-do” inside the proverbial Fight Booth offices. After the sad news that sent shockwaves through the world of wrestling earlier today, we’ve decided that it’s time to kick off the series with a...
Via Fight Booth
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ric Flair photobombed the NBATV crew in Cleveland

WOO! #RicFlair EPIC NBATV crash. D Scott giddy! #NatureBoy #NBAFinals https://t.co/2yPZmbPhNw — Brian Dailey (@BDailey223) June 12, 2015 Ric Flair was in Cleveland tonight to pump up the home fans for Game 4 of the NBA Finals, so you knew The Nature Boy was going to find the cameras at some point.  Before the game he photobombed the NBATV set.  But this is Ric Flair we...
Via Awful Announcing
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ric Flair videobombs NBA TV pregame show at NBA Finals (Video)

Pro wrestling legend Ric Flair (a.k.a. "The Nature Boy") attended Quicken Loans Arena for Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, and couldn't resist an opportunity to drop a videobomb on the NBA TV pregame show studio crew. Athletes love Ric Flair and his trademark strut, so who better to get people pumped about the NBA Finals? WOO! "Let me get two claps and a Ric Flair!" The...
Via Holdout Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Pro wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes dies at age 69

  Professional wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes died Thursday. He was 69.   Rhodes, whose real name was Virgil Runnels, was one of the most popular pro wrestlers in the 1970s and 80s. Rhodes spent most of his in-ring career in NWA where he was three-time world champion. Nicknamed “The American Dream,” also spent time in what’s now known as the WWE. He was inducted...
Via NESN.com
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Braxton Miller Is Shredded, Cheerleader Uniform Quiz & Ric Flair Photoshops

  Lightning-Blackhawks get it on tonight in Chicago and you have multiple NCAA super regional baseball games to watch. That’s a solid Monday in June. Oh, and Team USA kicks off its World Cup against Australia at 7:30 on FS1. A big weekend rolls right into a new week. Your bar nights roll on, too. No rest.   • Charlotte McKinney in Dodgers gear • Ric Flair photoshopped into...
Via Busted Coverage
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: Destination America Ratings, Who Ric Flair is Rooting For and Is Mickie James Alive?

Providing your daily fix of wrestling links from around the blogosphere.  Eva Marie staying fit. Is Mickie James still alive? [Impact Wrestling] Jim Ross is not a fan of that angle. [JRsBBQ.com] If you hope to make it onto Tough Enough, today is the last day to submit your audition video. [ProWrestling.net] Ratings for the first Wednesday night doubleheader on Destination America...
Via Between The Ropes
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Shia LaBeouf's 'motivational' speech to Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV

Via WWE Must-See
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Seth Rollins Is Not Working As WWE World Champion

We are now two months into the Seth Rollins era as WWE world champion and one thing has become abundantly clear. It’s not working. The champ needs a makeover and with a little more depth to his character, he may be able to turn it around before all is lost.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The 30 Worst WWE Pay-Per-Views In History

WWE PPVs are thirty years old this year. WrestleMania I was not the first (it aired on closed-circuit in theaters), rather Wrestling Classic was. In those thirty years, WWE has provided fans with countless moments from numerous historical events.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Who Verne Gagne Was to Professional Wrestling

It’s hard to imagine the “sport” of professional wrestling without the great Verne Gagne. Word of the AWA owner and legend of his passing last night was quick and sudden, but at the age of 89, not totally unexpected. He left one of the most poignant marks on professional wrestling.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Famous Overseas Wrestling Legend Steve Rickard Dies

You’ve probably never heard of him, but the man has been dubbed the “Vince McMahon of New Zealand Wrestling.” He’s battled all-time greats like Ric Flair, Andre the Giant, Killer Kowalski, and more. He’s a multi-time Heavyweight champion. The Pro Wrestling Torch named him “one of New Zealand’s greatest wrestlers,” and is credited with turning professional wrestling...
Via Between The Ropes
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Upcoming Jerry Lawler WWE DVD Misses the Mark

My favorite pro wrestling territory of all-time was Memphis wrestling. Jerry Lawler captivated fans with his emotional interviews and gritty battles. Sadly none of this will be captured on an upcoming WWE home video on the King.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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