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Wrestler Ric Flair Accused Of Road Rage.
WSOCTV ^ | 11/28/05 | WSOCTV

Posted on 11/28/2005 4:48:54 PM PST by Pikamax

Wrestler Ric Flair Accused Of Road Rage

POSTED: 5:35 pm EST November 28, 2005 UPDATED: 6:50 pm EST November 28, 2005

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Pro wrestler Ric Flair faces assault charges after a road rage incident on Interstate 485 in Charlotte. Another driver said Flair attacked him and his car.

The driver said he was on I-485 on Wednesday,trying to get out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday and traffic was slow.

The driver said he noticed someone behind him flashing their headlights, so he hit his brakes.

The driver said the car then pulled along side him, police said. The victim said he immediately recognized the driver as Ric Flair.

The driver told police that Flair got out of his car, walked over to the vehicle, grabbed him by the neck and damaged his car.

Police said there are two warrants out for Flair -- simple assault and damage to personal property.

Flair's attorney, Richard Finnell, said Flair is unaware of the warrants. He said Flair is in Michigan this week for a pay-per-view wrestling event.

Finnell said Flair would be back in Charlotte on Tuesday.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: andrethegiant; assault; bigjohnstudd; flair; hacksaw; jesseventura; ric; ricflair; roadrage; snuka; tugboat; wrestling; wwe; wwf
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"The driver said he noticed someone behind him flashing their headlights, so he hit his brakes."

That deserves something.

1 posted on 11/28/2005 4:48:54 PM PST by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

A pro-wrestler? In a 'roid rage? Unpossible.


2 posted on 11/28/2005 4:49:39 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Pikamax

3 posted on 11/28/2005 4:50:15 PM PST by indcons (Don't question either my intelligence or my ability; I have none.)
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To: Pikamax

Where is the reckless driving charge on the part of the driver who attempted to cause a collission.


4 posted on 11/28/2005 4:50:48 PM PST by rwilson99 (South Park (R)
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To: Pikamax

Do not exit the vehicle unless you are bullet-proof, which nobody is.


5 posted on 11/28/2005 4:51:16 PM PST by SteveMcKing ("No empire collapses because of technical reasons. They collapse because they are unnatural.")
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To: Pikamax

Lol! I bet the driver freaked!


7 posted on 11/28/2005 4:53:32 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Pikamax

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Stylin', and profilin'. At least this incident didn't lead to a figure-four car pile-up.


8 posted on 11/28/2005 4:54:32 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Born to sing the Blues)
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To: Pikamax

Wooooooo!


9 posted on 11/28/2005 4:54:44 PM PST by andyk (Fear my strategery of misunderestimation.)
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To: Pikamax

Road rage, roid rage, who can tell the difference these days?


10 posted on 11/28/2005 4:55:34 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Pikamax
Another driver said Flair attacked him and his car.

To BE the man, you've got to BEAT the man--and his car!

WHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 posted on 11/28/2005 4:56:01 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Flair for the dramatic.)
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To: Pikamax
He's only 56. Just entering his prime rasslin' years.
12 posted on 11/28/2005 4:56:52 PM PST by wireman
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To: Pikamax

interesting...

Kinda doesn't sound like the Ric Flair I met at a wrestling tournament in Pataskala, OH, when his son was competeting there and I was a senior in High School, but anything's possible I guess.....


13 posted on 11/28/2005 4:57:51 PM PST by MikefromOhio ("you're a jockhead" - NewRomeTacitus)
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To: Pikamax

Perhaps it was some other guy with peroxide hair and a feather robe.


14 posted on 11/28/2005 4:58:00 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Flair for the dramatic.)
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To: Pikamax
Good thing Hacksaw wasnt behind the wheel. Ric Flair could take a few "rage" lessons from this guy.


15 posted on 11/28/2005 4:59:01 PM PST by Delta 21 (MKC USCG-ret)
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To: Pikamax
That deserves something.

Know what? When I get a tail gater on me, if I am alone, I always hit my brakes hard. Yeah, a-hole; hit me. I got a big machine and more insurance that you; and rear ending is automatically on YOU, fool.

16 posted on 11/28/2005 4:59:08 PM PST by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing. Become a Monthly Donor! '98'er)
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To: Pikamax; aculeus; dighton; Lijahsbubbe; martin_fierro; general_re
The victim said he immediately recognized the driver as Ric Flair.

If you recognize Ric Flair, you just might be a ....

17 posted on 11/28/2005 4:59:54 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: indcons

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 11/28/2005 5:00:18 PM PST by fhlh (Polls are for strippers and liberal spinsters.)
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To: Delta 21


Or the Mountie. He would have tasered the guy. And I don't even want to think what Doink the Clown would have done.
19 posted on 11/28/2005 5:02:06 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Born to sing the Blues)
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To: Pikamax

WOOOOOO!!!!!

20 posted on 11/28/2005 5:04:49 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Charles Henrickson

Where's Gordon Solie when you need him.

The Nature Boy strikes again.


21 posted on 11/28/2005 5:09:30 PM PST by jsk10
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To: Thinkin' Gal
If you recognize Ric Flair, you just might be a ....

scared redneck?

22 posted on 11/28/2005 5:11:20 PM PST by aculeus
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To: Pikamax
Ric Flair looks like a flamer.
23 posted on 11/28/2005 5:15:35 PM PST by fso301
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To: rwilson99

Sorry. If someone in front of you hits the brakes and you rear end him you're at fault. In this instance the driver may have thought the following car was trying to signal him something was wrong.


24 posted on 11/28/2005 5:17:34 PM PST by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: fso301; aculeus
Ric Flair looks like a flamer.

Looks like a nom de porn.

25 posted on 11/28/2005 5:19:53 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: rwilson99
Where is the reckless driving charge on the part of the driver who attempted to cause a collission.

Who says the driver was trying to cause a collision?
The article points out that "traffic was slow".. Possibly to an occassional standstill?
It says Flair pulled up alongside the driver's car and "got out of his car"..
Doesn't sound like 55MPH to me.. Sounds like traffic was stopped..

When someone flashes their lights from behind, and I'm not in the passing lane, I assume they are trying to get my attention..
Possibly I have a tail light out, or the car is on fire..
Maybe the driver just wanted to find out what the guy behind him was flashing his lights for..

Beyond all that, if someone is tail-gating me, I will definitely tap my brakes to get them to back off..
The "reckless driver" is the tail-gater..

26 posted on 11/28/2005 5:22:00 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: Pikamax
Superfly Snuka would have beat Flare down.
27 posted on 11/28/2005 5:23:22 PM PST by mlbford2 (I love my Semis, but for me they are for the range. My life is protected by my S&W revolver.)
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To: Pikamax
grabbed him by the neck

The words "pencil necked geek" come to mind.

28 posted on 11/28/2005 5:24:13 PM PST by razorback-bert
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To: Pikamax

These guys pull this crap on each other so often as part of the show they forget they arent on TV.

Wrestling has become a joke of who can Diss the other the best. If Rick has a hard time remembering he isnt being interviewed in the street a good lawsuit for half a mill should remind him soon enough.


29 posted on 11/28/2005 5:36:50 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Lou Thez would have made hamburger out of him.


30 posted on 11/28/2005 5:37:14 PM PST by oyez (Appeasement is death!)
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To: FreedomPoster
A pro-wrestler? In a 'roid rage? Unpossible.

Not likely, considering how Flair looks today, if he is using steroids, he should demand a refund.

He hasn't had a build in years.

31 posted on 11/28/2005 5:40:04 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: RegulatorCountry
Road rage, roid rage, who can tell the difference these days?

If the guy is built like a car, its roid rage.

If the guy looks like Ric Flair, its road rage.

Wrestling fans have better builds then he does now.

Age has not been kind to him (nor has liquor been kind to his body).

32 posted on 11/28/2005 5:41:50 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Sonny M

Don't expect any help from Gordon Solie. He passed on th the "squared circle in the sky" several years ago.


33 posted on 11/28/2005 5:45:51 PM PST by BW2221
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To: Sonny M
I've seen this kind of roid rage by other users before.


34 posted on 11/28/2005 5:46:35 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Pikamax

Didn't Flair break his back in a plane crash years ago?


35 posted on 11/28/2005 5:47:35 PM PST by Sybeck1 (chance is the “magic wand to make not only rabbits but entire universes appear out of nothing.”)
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To: windcliff

ping


36 posted on 11/28/2005 5:48:11 PM PST by stylecouncilor
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To: MikeinIraq

Ditto, Flair did some really nice stuff for my handicapped little brother several years ago. I wonder if the "victim" was on a cell phone at the time. If so, that is grounds for road rage in my book. lol


37 posted on 11/28/2005 5:49:20 PM PST by flying Elvis
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To: Delta 21

38 posted on 11/28/2005 5:52:11 PM PST by MikefromOhio ("you're a jockhead" - NewRomeTacitus)
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To: flying Elvis

well I wonder if the victim didn't try to get him into it somehow....

I doubt we will ever know, but if it ever goes to trial, it may be an interesting story....

But as I said, this just doesn't sound like the Ric Flair I had the opportunity to meet when his son was at a wrestling tournament that was at my high school....


39 posted on 11/28/2005 5:53:33 PM PST by MikefromOhio ("you're a jockhead" - NewRomeTacitus)
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To: rwilson99

That happened to me once.

A guy behind was tail gating and flashing his high beams which in the international language of highway driving is a polite way of saying."drop into the slowlane and let me pass"

Instead I revved up to 5000 rpm downshifted into second and hit the gas.

The guy behind me slammed on the brakes and almost went out of control.

I don't blame Flair for being pissed

I could have killed the guy because of my own puny ego.


40 posted on 11/28/2005 5:55:11 PM PST by beaver fever
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To: Pikamax

I wish I was a pro wrestler.


41 posted on 11/28/2005 5:58:12 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: Pikamax

I hope he began strutting, chopped the hell out of the guy, and kept yelling "Whooooooo!"


42 posted on 11/28/2005 6:01:31 PM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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I will hit my brakes if some idiot starts pushing me. I also carry a firearm legally and if someone attacks me in my vehicle that is plenty of legal cause to defend myself. I don't watch his "show", and I could care less who he thinks he is. My 45LC doesn't care either.
Why is it that some in here think he has a right to attack someone just because they didn't give into his intimidation? I would bet it didn't even enter his egotistical little mind that he could have ended up "legally" dead for that little act of violence. His actions meet every legal threshold that I know of that would make it legal for the victim to drop a hammer on him. What an ass.
43 posted on 11/28/2005 6:13:38 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: oldenuff2no

Whooooo!


44 posted on 11/28/2005 6:15:57 PM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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To: Pikamax
Is a wrestler classified as a "deadly weapon" as is a professional boxer?
45 posted on 11/28/2005 6:31:21 PM PST by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: HitmanNY

figure four on the median would have been awesome


46 posted on 11/28/2005 6:32:11 PM PST by thestob (Vote or P. Diddy will kill you)
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To: thestob
Or maybe if he began hitting himself in the head repeatedly, busting open a recent wound!

I wonder if the WWE will strip him of The Intercontinental Championship, for conduct unbecoming a champion. Of course, champions in the WWE routinely use sledgehammers, steel chairs, tables, and screwdrivers on their opponents, so this little fracas will probably blow over.
47 posted on 11/28/2005 6:36:24 PM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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To: Pikamax
got out of his car, walked over to the vehicle, grabbed him by the neck

Thats why when I'm on the highway I ALWAYS have my handgun on the seat next to me. Rick Flair is a lucky knucklehead........but really, really stupid!

48 posted on 11/28/2005 6:48:37 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (It must suck being an Islamofascist....... they don't get Christmas presents.....)
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