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Ex-wrestler Ric Flair in brawl with daughter's boyfriend

Posted September 9, 2008

— The daughter of former professional wrestler Ric Flair was arrested on charges of assaulting an officer after her father and 22-year-old boyfriend got in a fight which left blood and bruises on the Nature Boy.

Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr, 22, was arrested Friday night after she became belligerent and kicked an officer, Chapel Hill police Lt. Kevin Gunter said.

Neighbors called police about 2:30 a.m. Friday about a fight at an apartment at 207 Conner Drive in Chapel Hill. The fight was over, but officers followed a trail of blood to Fliehr's apartment.

She told police the men had fought but it was over and things were fine. Officers found Flair, 59, whose real name is Richard Fliehr, on a bed in the back room. The boyfriend was in another part of the apartment.

Flair admitted fighting with the boyfriend but he didn't want to press charges, Gunter said. Gunter refused to give the boyfriend's name because he was not charged.

"He was kind of elusive," Gunter said of Flair. "He said everything was fine. Officers said he had a 'no problems here' kind of attitude. He just wanted everything forgotten."

Flair, known for his platinum blond hair, fur-lined robes and signature "Wooooo!" catchphrase, retired earlier this year after a 36-year career, which included wrestling for World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment.

He can be seen on the scoreboard for the Carolina Hurricanes shooting his famous phrase after a Carolina goal is scored.

A call to a cell number listed for Flair to obtain comment was not answered Tuesday.

Officials at The Gillespie Agency, based in Columbia, S.C., said they only book Flair for appearances. His daughter did not have a listed number.


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  • nofear Sep 10, 2008

    Rick can only fake fight.

  • smitty Sep 9, 2008


  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 9, 2008

    But seriously..... when did things change where you can't have a clean fight to settle things? When I was in school, we had fights all the time. And it was no big deal. Let'em scuffel a little and then separate them. In a few days, they would both have much respect for each other. But today, a simple punch or push can bring in the police and criminal charges. Maybe we have more assaults on women today because we won't allow our boys to get it out of their system on each other. I'm joking! But I don't see why it has to always be a criminal event when two guys just need to "settle things". Life used to be so simple. Now you expect men to be tough, bottle it in, and never let it out. Once in a while, you have to just have a release on someone's head. Sounds like the Nature Boy was the punching bag today. Tomorrow, someone else.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 9, 2008

    Sounds like fun!


  • capitalland Sep 9, 2008

    Oh, its ok. The cop she kicked beat up a student at ECU Saturday so we're all even now.

  • SubwayScoundrel Sep 9, 2008

    Nature Booooooyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy !! She just had a tussle with a police officer. Anyone who talks down about her must have never lived a life. Everyone by the age of 25 should have either been arrested, ran from or tussled with the police. If you have not, I would not hire you. Shows you are not some self-indulged, self-important, blame everyone and look down on everyone drillbit propeller head. Live a little. If some cop manhandled me I would give him shin-splints too !! Pay the price and move on.

    This from someone who graduated from grade 18 and a more than a respectable community example.

  • dacoty Sep 9, 2008

    i wonder if he put him in the figure 4 - then the rest of the horsemen came out and put a beating on the boyfriend. "you are looking at the best thing in professional wrestling today!

  • Garnerwolf1 Sep 9, 2008

    She's just mad she's not getting her own reality tv show like some other, no talent offspring of Grade B celebrities.

  • thepeopleschamp Sep 9, 2008

    Timbo, in your world are the police ever right? Do you always assume the accussed is someone falsely framed by the evil police? Spend a weekend at the Wake Co. Jail and let me know how that theory works.

  • parameddad Sep 9, 2008

    Is this really newsworthy? Did anyone know who she was prior to this "breaking news" story? If it is going to be reported why not get the full story and a copy of the police report and report what really happened, instead of a four short paragraph story with two of those being about her father and where he can be seen.