Few would question that Ric Flair’s career has been full of some of the craziest and most unbelievable stories that have ever been told in the wrestling business.

This week, he added another one to that list.

The “Nature Boy” recently appeared on the Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN Radio, where he proceeded to say that he was struck by lightning and survived.

He claimed the incident occurred in Richmond, Virginia, back in the 1970s.

“I got off the plane and was walking,” he said. “I didn’t go 10, 15 feet when all of a sudden I felt this pressure boom, and man, my umbrella shot 50 feet in the air.

“I thought, ‘What the hell?’ Lightning hit the top of my umbrella, bounced off and hit the guy in the eye five feet behind me and killed him. Right there. I just stood there looking at the guy and froze, it scared me to death. People were running out the door to get the guy.”

When asked how he was still alive, Flair responded:

“I don’t know,” Flair replied. “I’ve always wondered what kind of a lawsuit that was, because it was really a big deal, hence probably the steel tips coming off umbrellas at that point.”

Ric Flair
(Photo Courtesy of WWE.com)

Editor’s Note:

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