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Ric Flair's Son Reid Passes Away at Age 24
Bleacher Report ^ | March 29, 2013 | Justin LaBar

Posted on 03/29/2013 12:19:56 PM PDT by EveningStar

... PWInsider.com is confirming the death of 24-year-old Reid Flair. He's the son of the legendary Ric Flair. Not many details are known about his death, including the exact cause ...

(Excerpt) Read more at bleacherreport.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: obituary; prowrestling; reidflair; ricflair
PWInsider.com: Reid Flair Passes Away (Updated)

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1 posted on 03/29/2013 12:19:56 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: CounterCounterCulture

ping


2 posted on 03/29/2013 12:20:37 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

Pro wrestling is the quickest way to premature death.


3 posted on 03/29/2013 12:22:38 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

The results are choreographed, the injuries and pain are quite real


4 posted on 03/29/2013 12:24:07 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

They aren’t little guys either. They also take a bunch of pharmaceuticals.


5 posted on 03/29/2013 12:26:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EveningStar

If he was already using heroin years ago, then this was bound to happen.

The pro-wrestling business eats people alive.


6 posted on 03/29/2013 12:33:01 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: EveningStar

I had no idea Paul Bearer died....


7 posted on 03/29/2013 12:52:59 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: EEGator

Regular sports have long off seasons to rest and recover from injuries. These guys are out 300+ days a year.


8 posted on 03/29/2013 12:58:27 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: EveningStar
Very tragic news. Say what you want about professional wrestling, but it's a tough business that has a disproportionate number of early deaths among its ranks. I recently saw Lex Luger on an episode of “Hardcore Pawn.” He looked terrible. He appeared rather frail, and was walking with a cane.
9 posted on 03/29/2013 1:09:12 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: EveningStar

Gosh. They say legendary and I never heard of him. I am going to click the link you provided to see who he is.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 1:32:58 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: EveningStar

Shocking. I’d be less surprised with seeing Ric’s name as the one who’s passed away with his recent health issues.


11 posted on 03/29/2013 1:33:12 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture

you seen Dusty Rhodes lately? he looks like he needs a Paul Bearer.


12 posted on 03/29/2013 1:35:28 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: AFCdt; alisasny; ambrose; AppyPappy; Archie Bunker on steroids; Austin Willard Wright; barmag25; ...
*** WRASSLIN’ PING LIST TAGGED IN***

As always, if you'd like ON or OFF my wrasslin' ping list, let me know

13 posted on 03/29/2013 1:37:13 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I didn’t know we had a pro wrestling ping list here - please add me to the club. Thanks.


14 posted on 03/29/2013 2:04:10 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: Arthurio

True, hectic schedule. I think depression may factor in with these guys too.


15 posted on 03/29/2013 2:06:28 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Please add me to your wrasslin’ ping list.


16 posted on 03/29/2013 2:07:03 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EveningStar
I played football against Ric in the late 60’s when he went to Wayland Academy and I went to Northwestern Prep. He was a load.
17 posted on 03/29/2013 2:11:06 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Arthurio

“The Wrestler” Mickey Rourke! Great movie. Nuff said.


18 posted on 03/29/2013 2:12:42 PM PDT by Desparado
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To: GreenHornet

I saw that episode too, and I thought something looked terribly wrong about his hands.

They appeared malformed or clawed or something.

The rest of him did not look particularly well either.


19 posted on 03/29/2013 2:32:07 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: GreenHornet
<>In fact, here he is.
20 posted on 03/29/2013 2:33:32 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

When you look at that picture. then remember what he looked like at the height of his career, it’s obvious that the steroids have taken their toll. It brings to mind Lyle Alzado in his final days.


21 posted on 03/29/2013 3:03:02 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: EveningStar

Sad. RIP.


22 posted on 03/29/2013 3:03:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: GreenHornet

Yep. When I was looking for that picture, I saw numerous other pictures from earlier in his career, and it is clear that his body has deteriorated substantially.

I would very much like to know though what specifically happened to his hands and is that also related to steroid abuse. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like that.


23 posted on 03/29/2013 4:45:14 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Wow. Didn’t Miss Elizabeth die of a drug overdose while she was dating him? I suspect the issue is more than just steroids.


24 posted on 03/29/2013 10:55:33 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: EveningStar

I had a classmate in jr high who used to babysit for Ric Flair’s kids in Charlotte, NC. I wonder if she’ll see this.


25 posted on 03/29/2013 10:57:41 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: EveningStar

Pro wrestling may be the toughest business there is. A LOT of wrestlers don’t make it to 40. Between injuries (very real) drugs, and painkillers. It is a tough business.


26 posted on 03/29/2013 11:10:19 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: scott7278

I am not certain what happened to Elizabeth, drug overdose is cited.

However, I did find this which seems to explain his unusual appearance:

On October 19, 2007 Lex Luger suffered a nerve impingement in his neck that led to temporary paralysis. He was at Stanford Hospital in stable condition. Luger underwent intravenous antibiotic treatment and was expected to make a full recovery.[43]

Luger issued a statement thanking all of his fans for their continued support. He mentions that doctors are puzzled how this happened, and are not sure if the damage done is permanent. He continues to say that life is fragile, and not to take it for granted.[44]

Nearly a month after his “spinal stroke”, Luger was finally transferred from California to an Atlanta hospital. Luger still was in a quadriplegic state, having no movement in either his arms or legs. Luger was scheduled to have hip replacement surgery the week before, had it not been for the stroke. Doctors had told him that they would be amazed if he was able to walk without the hip replacement surgery.[45]

Despite regaining some feeling and movement, Luger still remains paralyzed. [46]

Nikita Koloff appeared on the wrestling-radio.com online show on Wednesday night and gave an update on Lex Luger. He said he’s traveled twice recently to see Luger. He said Luger is still in a wheelchair after the San Francisco wrestling convention fiasco, and that for a long time, he was paralyzed from the neck down. After Luger spent a week at Stanford Hospital, tests determined nothing. He was sent to the Atlanta Rehab Center where their testing also came back with no answers. According to Koloff, “Lex said his spinal column short circuited,” but lately he’s been making “remarkable improvement.” According to Koloff, Luger can lift his legs and move his torso, and can hold a can in his hand. Koloff said Luger told him, “I’ve had 49 good years with these legs, and if I never walk again, I’ll be the best wheelchairer for Jesus, you’ve ever seen.”

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080120154051AAlHo93


27 posted on 03/29/2013 11:24:10 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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