"NATURE BOY" RIC FLAIR TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE NWA HALL OF FAME.....FINALLY!!
NWA Legend and Multi-Time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair will be inducted into the NWA Hall Of Fame at the upcoming NWA Show scheduled for 10-4-08 at the RMB Fairgrounds in Robstown, TX (Corpus Christi area).
Originally the organization intended to induct Flair in on June 7, 2008, in Atlanta, GA at Phillips Arena but Flair was still with WWE at that time which prevented his appearance. Please read the article below with comments from NWA Executive Director Robert K. Trobich and Ric Flair himself.
The following was issued by the NWA:
RIC FLAIR AND THE NWA ARE TOGETHER AGAIN!
Charlotte, NC (September 17, 2008) – The National Wrestling Alliance® presents 16 time World Heavyweight Champion and NWA™ Hall of Famer “Nature Boy” Ric Flair on October 4, 2008 at the RMB Fairgrounds in Robstown, TX. The meet and greet autograph session is a benefit for the area Boy’s and Girls Club and is a chance for fans to get close the legend.
“This is not only a great opportunity for Ric’s many fans in the Corpus Christi area, but it’s for a great cause; the Boys and Girls Club. I’m glad that the NWA and Ric are finally working together. It’s been a long time coming and we’re planning for a long lasting relationship,” said NWA Executive Director Robert K. Trobich.
“The idea of having such a high profile person like Ric Flair just floors us! His being involved with our fund raiser will raise the level of attention and we’re hoping he’ll interest folks to come out because every penny counts and our after school programs needs it,” stated Anne Baker, Chief Professional Officer, Boys and Girls Club of Corpus Christi and Robstown, TX.
“I am anxious for this trip to Corpus Christi for many reasons. First, because its for the Boys and Girls Club. They offer great social and athletic opportunities to young people and I’m happy to be helping them raise some money. Also, this is the first time in 20 years that the NWA and myself will be conducting business and I’m wanting to see the wrestling later that night,” said Ric Flair.
The Ric Flair/Boys and Girls Club benefit is a separate admission to the wrestling event later in the evening. For tickets or additional information please call 361-387-9002 or visit www.rmbfairgrounds.com. For information on the National Wrestling Alliance please visit www.nwawrestling.com
Here is another Press Release issued by the NWA:
RIC FLAIR TO ACCEPT HIS NWA™ HALL OF FAME AWARD
Charlotte, NC (September 21, 2008) – On June 7, 2008 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA the National Wrestling Alliance® installed The Iron Sheik, Tommy Rich, The Midnight Express, The Corsica Brothers, Nikita Koloff and Ric Flair into the NWA™ Hall of Fame. All but one living member of the class of 2008 was present to receive the NWA Hall of Fame Medal and today we are pleased to announce that “Nature Boy” Ric Flair will be presented the honor on Saturday October 4th at the RMB Fairgrounds in Robstown, TX.
“I’m happy that we are able to present our Hall of Fame honor to Ric in person. We were worried that he would never be able to display our medal with the rest of his accolades. It also pleases me to know that Ric is very enthusiastic to accept it. I’d also like to thank the Gillespie Agency for their cooperation in making this presentation a reality,” said NWA Executive Director Robert K. Trobich.
The Ceremony will take place during the NWA 60th Anniversary Tour stop at the RMB Fairgrounds. Currently scheduled to appear on the card is NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce, King V (formally Big Daddy V), Sean Waltman, NWA Worlds Tag Team Champions Los Luchas, Rob Conway, “Shooter” Brent Albright and NWA North American Champion Mike DiBiase. The event is scheduled to being at 7:30 PM following the Ric Flair Meet and Greet benefiting the area’s Boys and Girls Club.
Tickets are on sale now at the Fairgrounds Box Office, www.rmbfairgrounds.com, Taqueria Jalisco 829 Industrial or by calling 361-387-9002. This special event is a presented in association with Big Vision Entertainment, Inc.