Ric Flair threatens legal action
Aug 26, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
There is a really sad article on the financial decline of Ric Flair on Bill Simmons’ website which lists court records on Flair’s various divorces, arrests and lawsuits dating back more than 20 years. The
article was actually written months ago but the writer was unsuccessful in getting Flair to comment publicly. They note that Flair declared debt
totaling $1.7 million in 2009 and reveal his current TNA salary is in the ballpark of $22,000 per month (based on depositions) while suggesting that despite all of this that he still lives way beyond his means. Flair was furious with the article. Today through his agent Melinda Morris Zanoni he threatened legal action. He’s specifically unhappy that the article notes he suffers from alcoholic cardiomyopathy — suggested due to years of excessive drinking. This may be posturing more than anything. It was actually Flair who first broke the news about his heart condition in his own book. He’s been told by his doctor for years to stop drinking or risk further heart issues.
(credit: The Wrestling Globe Newsletter)