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Ric Flair to make appearance at Herschel Walker political fundraiser

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In his first announced public event since the controversy from the "plane ride from hell" episode of Dark Side of the Ring, Ric Flair will make an appearance for Herschel Walker at a December political fundraising event.

Walker, a Republican, is running for the Georgia senate and is aiming to take on incumbent Raphael Warnock next November. He was a college football star in the state, winning the Heisman Trophy before embarking on a career in the USFL and NFL. 

The fifth degree taekwondo black belt later got into MMA, competing for Strikeforce in 2010 and 2011 with two TKO wins. He and Flair are friends.

Also appearing at the December 1st event is former U.S. president and longtime Walker supporter Donald Trump as the event will be held at his Mar-A-Lago resort. Former star athletes Doug Flutie and Tom Glavine will also be in attendance. 

Flair came under fire after the Dark Side episode that saw a flight attendant accuse him of sexually inappropriate behavior on a WWE overseas flight known as "the plane ride from hell."

The free agent released two statements denying the claims and condemning sexual assault, but lost a national ad campaign and other appearances due to the fallout. He did appear at a Jackson State college football game this month, reuniting with NFL Hall-of-Famer and Jackson State coach Deion Sanders.