CLASSIC MATCH: WWE tag team champions Roddy Piper and Ric Flair vs. Randy Orton and Edge November 13, 2006

edge-bioCLASSIC MATCH: WWE tag team champions Roddy Piper and Ric Flair vs. Randy Orton and Edge November 13, 2006

The WWE tag team champions Roddy Piper and Ric Flair defend their newly won titles against Randy Orton and Edge on the November 13, 2006 edition of Monday Night RAW. Will Orton and Edge get the best of these true wrestling legends? Check out the title match below:


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Celebrity Networth presents “The Richest Wrestlers in the World”

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Who are the richest wrestlers in the world? For anyone whose parents say you’ll never make any money learning to take a folding chair to the face, immediately show them this list. Over the last 30 years, Vince McMahon has turned the WWE, formerly WWF, into one of most popular and profitable sports companies in the world. In the process McMahan has made dozens of wrestlers extremely rich. He also earned himself an astonishing personal fortune. Today, WWE Raw and SmackDown are consistently some of the top ten most viewed shows on cable television, attracting between four and six million viewers each week. WrestleMania XXVIII aired on April 1st 2012 and was the highest grossing event in the company’s history with nearly $70 million in pay per view revenues. But who are the richest wrestlers in the world? Which WWE stars are body slamming into a bed of cash every night? Scroll down for the full list of the richest wrestlers in the world…

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ESPN.com resports that Ric Flair won’t attend Carolina’s home playoff game

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Professional wrestling legend Ric Flair issued a statement on Thursday saying he will not attend Sunday’s NFC playoff game between the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers.

Team officials at Carolina said they were not aware that Flair, who reportedly has moved from Charlotte to Atlanta, was invited.

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DVD REVIEW: “Flair and Funk are great storytellers on new DVD” by James De Medeiros

DVD FunkEditor’s note: This column originally appeared on http://slam.canoe.ca and was written by James De Medeiros.

When you think of some of the greatest rivalries in the history of professional wrestling, one of the first match-ups that jumps to mind is Ric Flair versus Terry Funk. Their 1989 rivalry epitomized all that is great about pro wrestling: Passionate performers, outstanding promos, amazing intensity, and an aura of authenticity that forced viewers to become emotionally invested.

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Bob’s Random Rumblings: “Reliving A Feud – Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair 1992 – 1999″

Random RumblingsAt the 1992 Royal Rumble Ric Flair won the WWF World Championship and was announced to defend the championship against Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VII in April. That all changed when Sid Justice screwed Hogan over and the Hulkster wanted some revenge. So, Flair needed a new challenger and that new challenger was found in the form of Randy Savage.

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WWE.com presents: The true story behind Hulk Hogan’s jump to WCW

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Hulk Hogan and WWE were synonymous for a more than a decade. In 1984, the muscular marvel catapulted WWE from a territory in the northeastern United States to a global phenomenon. The Hulkster reigned as WWE Champion for most of the ’80s, standing tall next to Mr. T following their victory at the inaugural WrestleMania, bodyslamming Andre the Giant in front of 93,173, hosting “Saturday Night Live,” and gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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AS I SEE IT: Another sad wrestling story + WrestleCon update

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AS I SEE IT – Another sad wrestling story + WrestleCon update
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
http://pwbts.com

But as has happened all too often in recent years, another death occurred this past week within wrestling

Ric Flair‘s son Reid Fliehr died March 29, just after his most recent tour of All Japan had ended.  There have been reports, including from Charlotte area media,that his death was the result of an overdose.

Flair was scheduled to join his father on a tour for the New England based Top Rope Wrestling in New England this weekend. He had been with Ric Flair at a Residence Inn in Charlotte, NC when his father found him non-responsive, called police, who (along with paramedics) pronounced him dead at the scene.

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Newsday.com article: “Reid Fliehr showed no signs of trouble”

Reid FlairCourtesy of Newsday.com writer Josh Stewart:

Man who trained WWE legend Ric Flair’s son: Reid Fliehr showed no signs of trouble

The man who trained “Nature Boy” Ric Flair‘s son for a career in pro wrestling says there were no signs of trouble the last time he was in the ring with him.

George South said he had a training session with Reid Fliehr in late January, just days before he debuted for All Japan Pro Wrestling and only two months before Fleihr, 25, was found dead in a Charlotte, N.C. hotel room Friday.

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News update: Ric Flair’s 24 year old son, Reid Flair, passes away

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Reid Flair, the youngest son of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, has passed away, PWInsider.com has sadly confirmed. He was only 24 years old.

Reid was seen in the latter days of WCW, where both he and his father had heads shaved as part of an angle where Ric feuded with Vince Russo. Reid later began training as a pro wrestler under Bobby Eaton and George South, but personal issues, including a heroin arrest, sidetracked what was expected to be instant stardom for Reid, who had an excellent amateur pedigree.

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