The edition of 30 for 30 that ESPN has been producing on Ric Flair finally has its air date.
ESPN announced today that "Nature Boy," a documentary on Flair's life and career in pro wrestling, will premiere on Tuesday, November 7th at 10 p.m. ET. The project is directed by Rory Karpf and has been in the works since 2015.
Triple H, Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat, Baby Doll, Tully Blanchard, The Undertaker, Arn Anderson, Shawn Michaels, Sting, and Road Warrior Animal are listed as being interviewed for the 30 for 30, along with Flair's first wife, his children, and others close to him.
“I grew up a huge wrestling fan in the 1980s and I was captivated by Ric Flair,” Karpf said. “It’s been a personally rewarding experience to tell the story of arguably the greatest wrestler of all time. Ric’s story transcends the wrestling business, and my hope is that it will appeal to wrestling and non-wrestling fans alike.”
Karpf has previously directed editions of 30 for 30 that were focused on basketball player Christian Laettner (and the dislike that some fans had for him) and race car driver Tim Richmond. John Dahl, an executive producer for 30 for 30, noted that Karpf's interview with Flair for the Laettner documentary convinced them that he would be a fascinating subject to feature.
The 30 for 30 on Flair won't be the first to focus on a subject related to pro wrestling, with "This Was the XFL" having been released earlier this year. A 30 for 30 short about the Von Erich family also came out in 2015.
The trailer for "Nature Boy" is available to watch below:
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