On the ropes: Arrest warrant issued for pro wrestler Ric Flair

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Edina native Ric Flair is facing a legal chair to the noggin.

Flair, a 16-time professional wrestling world champion (in various promotions), has reportedly failed to pay his estranged wife more than $32,000 in spousal support.

As a result, a North Carolina judge has issued an arrest warrant for Flair, 64, who lives in Charlotte.

According to the Charlotte Observer, the arrest order was issued on July 3, but Flair, whose real name is Richard Morgan Fliehr, can avoid jail if he pays what he owes.

“The reason I didn’t pay my ex-wife the 32 grand is because my son (Reid) died and I was in the hospital for a month,” Flair said. “I was in the hospital for a month with a blood clot. I didn’t go to work for three months.”

Reid Fliehr was found dead by his father in March. The younger Fliehr, 25, died from a toxic combination of heroin and prescription drugs, according to an autopsy.

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