Wrestling By The Numbers: Richard ‘Reid Flair’ Fliehr
The professional wrestling world continues to grieve the sudden death of second generation wrestler and current All Japan Pro Wrestling superstar Richard ‘Reid Flair’ Fleihr. The 25-year-old Charlotte North Carolina native’s body was discovered by a family member Friday morning at a Residence Inn in his hometown shortly after 10:30AM. Reid Flair had only the day previously returned home to North America after completing a 3-month tour with All Japan Pro Wrestling. Police investigating the sudden death say there was no signs of foul play and they are investigating the situation as a possible drug overdose. An exact cause of death will be determined once an autopsy is completed.
As the youngest son of the legendary wrestler ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair, Reid Flair’s professional wrestling career started at a very young age as he first appeared in the business in October of 1998 at the age of 10 when he appeared on World Championship Wrestling’s Monday Nitro in a match against Eric Bischoff. He was used again by WCW in June of 2000 this time appearing on Thunder teaming with his father against Vince Russo and his real life brother David Flair. Reid also made appearances in World Wrestling Entertainment in 2008 being seen on WWE television at the WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony, Wrestlemania XXIV and the following night’s WWE Raw celebration of Ric Flair’s career.
Reid Flair started his own career in professional wrestling in late 2008 after having been trained by his father Ric Flair, Harley Race, Terry Taylor and George South. He worked a limited amount of matches from 2008-2011 after dealing with multiple personal issues. Reid Flair was dealing with legal issues including charges for assault and battery and driving while under the influence, he also had a felony charge after crashing his car and having black tar heroin found in his possession. Reid Flair had recently gained his most in ring experience after having completed a tour of Japan and was scheduled to wrestle for independent shows throughout the United States.
Below we look at the professional wrestling career of Richard ‘Reid Flair’ Fliehr by the numbers…
World Championship Wrestling:
* 1 Match on WCW Monday Nitro.
* 1 Match on WCW Thunder.