Flair: Wrestling brought wealth and fame but was also a disease

Nov 01, 2017
  • By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Charles Sykes/AP
FILE - In this March 31, 2009, file photo, wrestler Ric Flair attends the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. Flair, whose "Wooooooo!" call during promos and matches became one of the most imitated catchphrases in sports, thought he would die. Alive, and with a new lease on life, Flair tells The Associated Press he's done drinking and vows to clean up his act with whatever time he has left. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Ric Flair, known at the The Nature Boy, is widely regarded as the greatest professional wrestler of all time. 

In a wide-ranging interview, Flair talked in detail about his recent surgery and near-death experience with the AJC columnist Jeff Schultz and Channel 2 Action News sports director Zach Klein on their “We Never Played the Game” podcast.

Flair also discussed his lengthy wrestling career that brought him a number of world titles and in which he now manages his daughter.