Woo, Ric Flair is suing.
Flair is suing Legacy Talent and Entertainment because he says it received $25,000 from First Row films—the company that produced his widely watched 30 for 30. The agency allegedly told Flair that the money was being used to cover all the legal fees, but he didn’t even know about the money until he reached out.
The 68-year-old wrestling legend also says he was duped by a lawyer that he hired to investigate his finances. It turns out that there was a $12,000 royalty advance from Jake’s Fireworks, which Flair also never knew about. In total, Flair is saying that he’s owed $46,000.
The Nature Boy’s extravagant purchases and money troubles have been well documented in the past as he made sure to maintain a flashy image during his prime. In his 30 for 30 episode, friends and family recounted him owning a limo, buying dozens of dolls at a time for his daughter and not batting an eye at dropping $10,000 on the robes he wore while walking to the ring.
In a Grantland article from 2011, the wrestler’s fall from grace is documented in every way— from his alcoholic cardiomyopathy, a form of congestive heart failure caused by his long-term alcohol abuse, to being evicted from his North Carolina home for failing to pay the rent.
It was also pretty well-known in the ’80s that Flair ignored his taxes and was forced to pay them back in 1990. But hey, buying $600 lizard shoes will do that to you.
Flair used the management company from 2009 until he parted ways with them in October 17.