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Ric Flair's wife faces assault charges

Posted February 22, 2010

— The wife of former professional wrestler Ric Flair was charged Monday with assault and battery.

Jacqueline Bains Beems, 41, was arrested in Charlotte and booked early Monday, according to state Department of Correction records.

Beems was released from jail shortly after noon Monday.

Records did not show who Beems is accused of assaulting.

Flair and Beems have been married for about three months.

Flair, whose real name is Richard Fliehr, is known for his platinum blond hair, fur-lined robes, "Nature Boy" nickname and signature "Wooooo!" catchphrase. His 36-year career included stints for World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment.

He can still be seen on the scoreboard for the Carolina Hurricanes shouting "Wooooo!" after a Carolina goal is scored.

Flair’s daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr, has also faced legal trouble. In January 2009, she was sentenced to 45 days of supervised probation and a $200 fine after pleading guilty to resisting an officer in connection with a 2008 fight involving her father and her boyfriend. A charge of assaulting an officer was dismissed as part of a plea deal.


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  • MamaPossum Feb 22, 2010

    Is this article really news? Must be a slow news day!

  • anonemoose Feb 22, 2010

    His son is on probation for DWI, and has one pending. The heroin charge probably went away after Az. V. Gant

  • anonemoose Feb 22, 2010

    His son was also charged a while back with DWI and possession of heroin in Charlotte.

  • kevsull0303 Feb 22, 2010

    Yeah Ric is part of the TNA Wrestling on Spike. He probably pulled an tiger woods on her, so she assaulted him lol...

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Feb 22, 2010

    "She looks a little rough for forty one years old"

    You ALWAYS look rough in a mug shot. For some reason, the cops generally won't give you time to straighten up and put on your makeup.

  • srhodes4 Feb 22, 2010

    She looks a little rough for forty one years old

  • Nobody but Carolina Feb 22, 2010

    Well, a google search shows she apparently assaulted Ric. If I'm correct he's still in the wrestling business with another promotion, same one that Hogan joined up with. For the life of me, I can't think of of the name at the moment, but it runs a prime time show on Spike, Thursday nights at 9pm.

  • tidybowlman Feb 22, 2010

    WRAL says "He can still be seen on the scoreboard for the Carolina Hurricanes shooting "Wooooo!" after a Carolina goal is scored."

    WRAL - why must you put irrelevant statements in your stories? Just give the facts!!

  • CHAMP Feb 22, 2010

    Go Space Mountain! To quote the legend....""Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line.""

  • WinnieFan Feb 22, 2010

    "To be the man, you gotta beat the man..... Whooooooooo!!!! "