Originally published at WWE working with Ric Flair to produce two-hour documentary
After ending their working relationship last year, WWE and Ric Flair will be collaborating on a documentary together.
WWE announced on Wednesday that Flair, WWE, and director Tom Rinaldi have entered a partnership for an “unprecedented” two-hour documentary on the two-time WWE Hall of Famer.
Woooo! @RicFlairNatrBoy, Tom Rinaldi and @WWE enter partnership on an unprecedented 2 hour documentary featuring never-before-revealed history about the one and only Nature Boy! pic.twitter.com/0IZZf4J7CY
— WWE (@WWE) June 1, 2022
Flair and WWE parted ways last August with reports that Flair requested and was granted his release from the company.
Weeks later, Flair was at the center of the controversy after the “Plane Ride from Hell” episode of Dark Side of the Ring.
In the episode, former flight attendant Heidi Doyle claimed that Flair was walking around naked on the May 2002 flight and alleged that Flair made her touch his genitals.
Flair issued a statement and said he has never forced himself on anyone and that “it never happened.”
After the episode aired, WWE removed Flair’s “Whooo” from the opening of WWE programming, which Flair later addressed on his podcast and blamed Nick Khan:
I could never work for Nick Khan in my entire life. Vince McMahon, I could work for. Nick Khan, who is the guy who orchestrated taking me off the show….he orchestrated taking the ‘Wooo’ off… never in a million years (Transcription courtesy of Wrestling Observer)
Tom Rinaldi is a reporter at Fox Sports, who is also set to be an executive producer on the NBCUniversal drama “Pinned” that is being developed with WWE.
Flair is preparing for his last match that is scheduled for Sunday, July 31st at the Nashville Fairgrounds as part of Starrcast over SummerSlam weekend in the city.
It will be Flair’s first match since 2011.