WWE Legend Ric Flair Responds to Alleged Train Scandal
Legendary WWE artist Ric Flair didn't hold back to dismiss an alleged scandal that left him trending on Twitter.
On August 18, 2021, an X-rated picture of a man being intimate with a woman on a public train was leaked on the internet. The Ringside news page first posted the NSFW content on Twitter.
In an unexpected turn, Twitter users started pointing out how the man, who was only visible by the back of his head, resembled Flair. Many joked at the resemblance, and many stressed how their insane thoughts could be a possibility.
Just like that, the veteran wrestler became a hot topic for discussion all over Twitter. In the wake of the alarming buzz, Flair took little time to catch wind of the ongoing frenzy.
Flair Denied Being the Man in Question
Flair took to Twitter to respond to the alleged scandal on August 19, 2021.
Posting a picture of his face photoshopped onto a cartoon train, the Memphis native joked the view was as accurate as the NSFW picture floating on the internet. Then he clarified that the Nature Boy didn't ride trains.
Just before the WWE heavyweight denied the allegation through his Twitter, he had talked to TMZ, stating he wasn't the one in the photo. Flair also iterated that he hadn't been on a train in a while.
While the X-rated case turned out to be fake, Flair has been making headlines because of a genuine reason — his resignation from WWE.
Ric Flair Is a Legendary Wrestler
He found his foothold in the fighting world when he won wrestling competitions in school in 1966 and 1968. Later, he dropped out from the University of Minnesota and trained under professional wrestler Verne Gagne.
Flair didn't take long to impress people with his fighting prowess. He won against formidable competitors like Andre the Giant, Dusty Rhodes, and Wahoo McDaniel.
Unfortunately, in 1974, he got into a severe plane crash that broke his back in three places. Doctors concluded he could never fight again.
But defying all odds, the then-26-year-old returned to National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), after six months of physical therapy.
He won multiple NWA United States Championships and finally earned The Nature Boy's title after defeating the original Nature Boy, Buddy Rogers, in 1978.
Creating history, the 16-times World Heavyweight Champion teamed up with fellow wrestlers Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, and Tully Blanchard to form the most dominant group of all time, The Four Horsemen.
The wrestling manager bagged his first WWE Championship in 1991 and worked with the company at multiple intervals.
But in August 2021, People reported he resigned from WWE on friendly terms. Flair wanted to pursue other exciting endeavors such as the line of wine, his network, and comic books.