“Nature Boy” documentary director Rory Karpf spoke about his film on Ric Flair with Brian Fritz of Sporting News. “He’s a flawed individual, for sure,” Karpf said. “We all are. I find with Ric (that) what makes him the greatest wrestler of all time, arguably, also are some of his greatest weaknesses as a human being.”
Kaprf also explained why he chose to feature Flair. “I thought always thought Ric Flair would be a great subject because he’s relevant today,” said Karpf. “What wrestlers can you say from that era are quotes today in rap songs and athletes are doing their chants? They’re wearing Ric Flair cleats at NFL games.
“I pitched (ESPN) on (the idea that) we could explore why he was relevant and why athletes revered him and why wrestling could be and should be looked at as a sport, and they were game by that point.” Read the full story at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: This is a good primer for the “Nature Boy” documentary that premieres tonight on ESPN at 9CT/10ET. You can also listen to the full audio of Brian’s interview with Rory Karpf at BlogtalkRadio.com.
Check back for Jason Powell’s live blog as the “Nature Boy” documentary airs on ESPN tonight.
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