On Saturday Dec. 6th 2008 at Vance High School in Charlotte, N.C. Reid Flair made his professional wrestling Debut in a Tag Team Match teaming up with his brother David when they faced the Nasty Boys. In Reid and David's corner was their father Ric and in the Nasty Boys corner was The "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, the special referee was surprisingly Hulk Hogan.
The pics below are from this very historic night and before you check the pics out I have several comments to make, one is about Hulk Hogan's presence in the match as special referee, I don't think I have to go over everything Hogan has done politically behind the scenes to make himself look good and to hold people down and I also don't think I have to tell anyone out there about how massive Hogan's ego is and how he and Eric Bischoff intentionally tried to sabatoge and hurt Ric Flair's career in the mid to late 90's in WCW, there is no doubt about any of them facts but this is not the time or place to discuss that.
For one of the only times in his life I think Hogan didn't have a alterior motive when he made the trip to Charlotte to be the special referee and I am very thankful for that. I honestly think that Hogan simply wanted to hang out with the guys and just have some fun, it is about time Hogan started doing things like this, I wish he would do it more often, so even though I will never forget what Hogan has done politically to screw people over I can say I appreciate what he done in Vance High School in Charlotte on the night of Saturday, Dec. 6th. Let me make this point real clear though, the focal point of the night was not Ric Flair or Hulk Hogan, it was about the Professional wrestling Debut of Reid Flair and the beginning of what I hope is a magnificent career.
Reid Flair being a success in Professional wrestling can only end up being a positive for the business, especially at this point in time when Pro Wrestling is in a downward spiral with poor ratings and the same old storylines every week. I know Reid has a long way to go but if anyone out there is even partially a Ric Flair fan I hope you watch this young man grow and pull for him to be successful, and look at it like this, it might take a "Flair" to get the ratings back to were they were when the "Naitch" was walking that isle......Thanks and enjoy the pics below and also check out the video of the ending of Reid's Debut match towards the bottom of this page.............Webmaster, David Matthews............
Ric Flair with Hulk Hogan and Ricky Steamboat Jr.
Ric Flair with his two son's David and Reid
The Ric Flair "Meet and Greet" Line
Here I am with Ric's Former Wife Beth, Daughters Ashley and Megan and Reid's Girlfriend, All of them were very sweet and kind.
Watch the video below of the end of the Match between Reid and David Flair vs. The Nasty Boys, especially when the Naitch gets involved, and to see the results of all the matches scroll below the video........Thanks...........
Here are the results from the show, promoted by Highspots.com, on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Vance High School in Charlotte, NC:
Charlie Dreamer beat George South
Caleb Konley beat Joey Silvia
Dylan Eaton (son of Bobby Eaton) beat "The Asian Sensation" Mike Lee
The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeated The Midnight Xpress ("Beautiful" Bobby Eaton & "Sweet" Stan Lane) with Sal Corrente
Ricky Steamboat Jr. defeated Jake Manning
Reid & David Flair with "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair beat The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Saggs) with "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart as their manager, and Hulk Hogan as the special referee