RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Most of former professional wrestler Ric Flair's fights were scripted. But Chapel Hill, N.C., police didn't find anything fake about the blood and bruises on the Nature Boy after a fight with his daughter's 22-year-old boyfriend...
Neighbors called police about 2:30 a.m. Friday about a fight at an apartment in the city about 30 miles northwest of Raleigh. The fight was over, but officers followed a trail of blood to Fliehr's apartment.
She told police the men had fought but it was over and things were fine. Officers found the 59-year-old Flair, whose real name is Richard Fliehr, on a bed in the back room. The boyfriend was in another part of the apartment...
"He was kind of elusive," Gunter said of Flair. "He said everything was fine. Officers said he had a 'no problems here' kind of attitude. He just wanted everything forgotten."
Flair, known for his platinum blond hair, fur-lined robes and signature "Wooooo!" catchphrase, retired earlier this year after a 36-year career. He had wrestled for a number of big-name organizations, including World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment.
(ON THE BEAT) OFFICER #1: IF WE FOLLOW THIS TRAIL OF BLOOD, IT WILL LEAD US TO THE FIGHT
OFFICER #2: YES
(AT APARTMENT) OFFICER #1: HOLY LIVING FUCK
RIC FLAIR: OFFICER, I'M--LOOK IT'S NO PROBLEM, THERE WAS
OFFICER #2: JESUS FUCKING CHRIST IT'S THE NATURE BOY
RIC FLAIR: LOOK IT'S
OFFICER #2: YOU ARE...YOU ARE COVERED IN BLOOD AND BRUISES
RIC FLAIR: OFFICERS PLEASE, THERE WAS JUST THIS
OFFICER #1: NO. THERE IS NOTHING FAKE ABOUT THE BLOOD AND BRUISES. THIS IS A FUCKING NIGHTMARE.
OFFICER #2: WHAT ANIMAL DID THIS TO YOU?
OFFICER #1: I'M CALLING AN AMBULANCE
RIC FLAIR: GENTLEMEN PLEASE, THERE WAS A MINOR DISAGREEMENT, AND IT'S OVER, AND
OFFICER #1: I'VE ALSO SAVED UP ENOUGH PERSONAL DAYS THAT I AM PRETTY SURE I CAN STAY WITH YOU IN THE HOSPITAL AT ALL TIMES
RIC FLAIR: HOSPITAL? OFFICER I AM
OFFICER #1: AND AFTER YOU GET OUT OF THE HOSPITAL I THINK IT'S PRETTY IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO CONVALESCE AT MY HOUSE, IN THE BED I HAVE KEPT FOR YOU ON THE OFF-CHANCE THIS EXACT SITUATION MIGHT COME UP
OFFICER #2: I'LL START PACKING HIS FUR-LINED ROBES FOR THE HOSPITAL
OFFICER #1: GOOD IDEA. WE'RE GOING TO NEED ALL THE FAMOUS ROBES
RIC FLAIR: OFFICERS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING BY. AND I APOLOGIZE FOR MY DAUGHTER'S BEHAVIOR, I WILL MAKE SURE TO
OFFICER #2: OH MY GOD WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR PLATINUM BLOND HAIR?
RIC FLAIR: OFFICERS
OFFICER #2: OH MY GOD HE'S GONE INTO SHOCK
RIC FLAIR: I AM NOT IN SHOCK! NOBODY IS GOING INTO SHOCK!
RIC FLAIR: EVERYTHING IS FINE. HONESTLY. YOU CAN GO.
OFFICER #2: HONESTLY?
RIC FLAIR: YES
OFFICER #1: ARE YOU SURE
RIC FLAIR: I AM TOTALLY FINE
OFFICER #2: WELL IF THAT'S THE CASE MR FLAIR, WE'RE GOING TO NEED YOU TO PROVE TO US THAT YOU ARE TOTALLY FINE
RIC FLAIR: NO
OFFICER #1: MR. FLAIR
RIC FLAIR: ABSOLUTELY NOT. I'M NOT FUCKING SAYING IT