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Grantland.com, a sports and pop culture affiliated with ESPN.com, has published a major expose on Ric Flair comparing him to a real life version of The Wrestler. In the 2008 film, Mickey Rourke plays Randy “The Ram” Robinson, an aging professional wrestler who continues to compete in spite of his failing health in an attempt to cling on to his glory days.

In tremendous detail, the article examines the wrestling legend’s personal struggles, financial issues and allegations of physical abuse by his ex-wives. The story states that Flair continues to perform for TNA Wrestling despite suffering from alcoholic cardiomyopathy (a heart problem) and that almost everything he earns from the “second-tier outfit” goes toward paying off old debts: lawyers, ex-wives, the IRS, former business partners and “anyone who made the mistake of lending him money.”

In April, a judge evicted Flair from his home in Charlotte, North Carolina because he couldn’t afford to pay rent.

The lengthy piece can be accessed here. The author notes that Flair declined to be interviewed for the article.

  • Stumpy

    I almost feel sorry for him. It’s like he could never separate fantasy from reality. I wish I had just a 1/4 of what he has blown or is debt for. I would be set for life and so would me kids and their kids. Simply pathetic.

  • Dave

    Wow, this article makes Hulk Hogan look like a beacon of responsibility.

  • Jon

    Flair should of just retire after the WWE. He glory is now just gone away and now he is acting like a old crazy man.

  • http://www.MotorcycleManiac.net Motorcycle Maniac

    Sad end to a great career.

  • Will Henderson

    if i was Flair, i would ether kill myself or file bankruptcy and move to a retirement home (and i don’t mean TNA as the IWC reefers as a retirement home for old wrestlers, i mean the kind that real old people go to when they become a burden to their families).

  • TheStinger

    WOW, didnt know Flair used money like theirs no tomorrow! Wouldnt like to be friends with flair, he might ask you to lend a bucks..

  • venom

    Wow, I feel bad for Flair. I am sure TNA’s pay isn’t helping too much either. Flair needs to go back to WWE as a manager.

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