Final Touch

Whoooooooo! The ESPN 30 for 30 series has an incredible documentary out on one of the most iconic figures in professional wrestling history, Ric Flair. Ric Fliehr was born in Memphis Tennessee but was adopted and ultimately settled in Minnesota. Fliehr had a rough upbringing as he never fit in and always went out of his way to get attention even if he got in trouble for it. The film goes over The Nature Boy’s rise to stardom. “I knew wrestling was something I was good at but I became so good it became a disease” claimed Flair. Included are Flair’s memorable feuds such as Hulk Hogan and Dusty Rhodes also his iconic faction the four horseman. Also his personal life explored such as his rocky relationship and redemption with his children including the tragic death of his son Reid. Flair also has a famous party lifestyle claiming that he has had sex with over 10,000 women! The direction was unique utilizing home-made scrap books and animations for storytelling. There are also some great interviews including the Undertaker out of character. “I always wanted to be the man I never could be just a man” claimed Flair which is why his inspirational legacy is emulated and recognized the world over today.

-Caleb Harris