'Nature Boy' to celebrate 70th birthday at WWE Raw in Atlanta

John and Hugh
February 22, 2019 - 11:45 am
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Sixteen-time world heavyweight champion Ric Flair will be turning 70 is just a few days. And he'll be celebrating it with you, Atlanta, at WWE Raw at State Farm Arena on Monday night.

The wrestling legend told the Morning Show's John and Hugh that he doesn't dwell on his life in the business, but he appreciates how far he's come.

“I've seen it grow and I look back at all the great times, and maybe there was only one week that I looked at it like work.  But I have nothing but great experiences; and in the WWE, I went in to work with them since 1991, I've just had nothing but fabulous experiences and fabulous memories."

"To be relevant at 70 years of age is still pretty cool, I don’t take it for granted.”

In addition to Flair's celebration, the WWE welcomes back Roman Reigns this Monday after the former Georgia Tech football star was out of action while battling leukemia.

Flair was heartfelt in his comments about his wrestling teammate.

“I just heard about him coming back.  He (Reigns) doesn't elaborate, I think he’s getting better.  Anyone who knows the disease, knows it can take a year.  It's the unknown unfortunately...I was in shock.  I’ve known Roman and the family for years and it completely took me off-guard.  I’m looking forward to seeing him, and I hope it's good news.  We miss him dearly. The product misses him and the guys miss him.”

Reigns, whose real name is Joe Anoa'i, told the company and fans on October 22 that his battle with the disease had returned and that it was something he'd dealt with for 11 years. Reigns will update fans on his progress Monday night at the State Farm Arena.

You knew he couldn't get away without talking about his daughter Charlotte, raving about her successful career in the sport.

"I'm certainly very proud of her. I had no doubt in my mind that she wouldn't be this good. She's totally committed to the company and wanting to be such a part of the hugely successful World Wrestling Entertainment. Arguably, she's the biggest star in the company right now.  If she main events WrestleMania, which looks like it's possible, it's something I never did."

"It’ll be another step that she'll remind me she has on me.”