Ric Flair as interviewed in “30 For 30: Nature Boy.” ESPN Courtesy photo
Ric Flair as interviewed in “30 For 30: Nature Boy.” ESPN Courtesy photo

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Wrestling superstar Ric Flair profanely disses Wichita, KC

November 10, 2017 04:38 PM

Earlier this week, Wichita viewers of ESPN’s new “30 For 30: Nature Boy” documentary on Ric Flair were likely taken by surprise.

For that matter, even Kansas Citians were probably thrown for a loop.

In the documentary, Flair – perhaps regarded as the greatest professional wrestler of all time – recalls disliking traveling to what he considers small towns, and for some reason Wichita and Kansas City were the first ones to come to mind.

“If I couldn’t go out, I was miserable,” he tells the cameras. “When I was, like, working in an area where there was no nightlife – like when I used to have to go to Kansas City and go to Wichita ... all those little s*** towns, man, I was miserable.”

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Admittedly, when Flair was in his prime in the 1980s, Wichita’s nightlife scene was drastically different than it is now.

Perhaps it’s time Flair, 68, returned to Wichita to give its nightlife a second opinion. I’m sure we’d love to host him.

30 For 30: Nature Boy” is currently streaming online at ESPN.com.

Matt Riedl: 316-268-6660, @RiedlMatt